The REDI shopping centre in Kalasatama, which opened doors on 20 September, is accompanied by new park and ride spaces for cars and bicycles at REDI and the Kalasatama Metro station. There is now parking for 300 cars and 224 bicycles.
The park and ride for cars is located in the REDI parking facility at levels K5 and K6. The park and ride shares spaces with the REDI customer parking: park and ride spaces are reserved for the use of public transport customers from 6:00–17:30 (6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) on weekdays; at all other times the spaces can be used by REDI customers. The parking fee in park and ride spaces during the hours reserved for park and ride is 2 euros. The fee may change after the rate of utilization of the spaces is known. Park and ride parking may be continued after 17:30, but normal hourly fees of the parking facility apply.
Available park and ride spaces can be accessed with a valid Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) travel card, which is checked at the entrance gate. The travel card must carry a valid adult season ticket or sufficient value. The number of available spaces can be seen on street-level displays at the entrance to the parking facility. In the future, available spaces can also be checked on the HSL Journey Planner.
The park and ride spaces are managed by Helsinki City Transport (HKL), as a City of Helsinki representative, and operated by Q-Park.
Bicycle parking on two levels
The opening of REDI also saw the opening of a modern park and ride facility for bicycles at the Kalasatama Metro station, located on the street of Hermannin rantatie. The facility can be accessed directly from the Metro through the lower level entrance hall.
The park and ride for bicycles is a locked facility that can be used with an HSL travel card. There are 224 parking spaces placed on two levels. The facility can be used throughout the Metro operating hours and, for the sake of safety, it closes for the night when the Metro stops running.
Park and ride for bicycles is free of charge.