Public transports switch to winter schedule on 10 Aug

05 Aug 2020, 02:35

  DF Report

File Photo City of Helsinki by Mika Lappalainen.

Helsinki region public transport services will switch to winter timetables on 10 August, said the City of Helsinki in a press release.

The main changes will affect bus and train services. Exact timetables can be found in the Journey Planner.

The peak-time route 67V will be withdrawn due to low passenger volumes. Replacement service is provided by route 67 and regional routes running via Tuusulanväylä. Also withdrawn will be route 39B and Saturday service on neighbourhood routes 31 and 32.

Furthermore, the frequency of service and service at times of low passenger volumes will be reduced on some frequently running routes.

There will be changes to bus services in Lauttasaari, and a direct bus service between Lauttasaari and Kamppi will be reinstated.

Meanwhile, the frequency of P trains will be reduced to 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays between 19:00 and 21:00 hours. The frequency of K and I trains will be reduced to 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays between 18:00 and 19:00 hours. R, Z, and D trains will revert to their normal timetables.

The Metro will revert to more frequent headways. The shortest headways will be 5 minutes between Matinkylä and Vuosaari as well as between Tapiola and Mellunmäki. On the shared Metro line section between Tapiola and Itäkeskus, the shortest headways will be 2.5 minutes.

Trams will resume normal autumn service.

Suomenlinna ferry services, however, will operate according to the current timetable until 20 September.