Tram routes 2 and 7 will not operate to Länsi-Pasila between 3 June and 11 August. They will run on special routes: Route 2 runs to Meilahti to the end loop of Kuusitie and route 7 ends in Itä-Pasila. Bus line 2X replaces the tram route from Kansaneläkelaitos stop to Pasila.
These special routes of tram lines 2 and 7 and the route of the replacement bus 2X are presented in HRT’s traffic bulletin.
Additionally, routes 7 and 9 will not operate to Pasila station between 29 July and 11 August due to work on the tracks. More details on this will be provided during the summer.
The worksite also affects car traffic, as lanes switch places in the Pasilansilta and Ratapihantie junction. The new lane arrangements have been clearly marked on the road. The number of lanes will mostly remain the same.
The reason for these traffic arrangements is the worksite of the new public transport terminal.
“The construction of the new public transport terminal in Pasilansilta proceeds rapidly. The old tracks of Pasila public transport terminal will be disassembled during the summer, the old bridge deck will be repaired and the new tracks installed,” says Project Manager Juuso Luoto, describing the work to be done during the summer.
During the tram transport shutdown, water pipe and district heating connections will be built under Pasilankatu, at Kyllikinportti, which also causes disruptions to traffic. Drivers are recommended to avoid driving in the Pasila area the entire summer if alternative routes are possible.
The Pasilansilta public transport terminal will be commissioned in late October 2019. When the construction is finished, the new junction area and the public transport terminal will better serve the traffic flows in the entire developing Pasila area.
The renewal of Keski-Pasila is a part of the comprehensive renewal project of Pasila, in which the city centre of Helsinki will expand into Pasila. In future years, Pasila will develop into an increasingly significant and livelier centre, thanks to notable new construction and transportation projects in the area. The new Pasila will offer spaces for working, living and recreation. Currently, there are 23,000 jobs and 10,000 residents in Pasila, and in 2040 these numbers will be 50,000 jobs and 30,000 residents.