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Old October 6th, 2016, 02:22 AM   #181
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Even if they'd pack the available land full with dense mid rises I don't think a metro would be necessary or justified. There is simply too much water in between where you obviously can't build without major adaptations.

If rush hour is a problem on that inner city route, one should seriously think about reserving exclusive lanes for the tram optimize traffic lights so that the tram doesn't have to wait at crossings anymore etc.

Double walking speed is the least one could expect when these measurements are taken. That would be roughly 15 min then on the inner city part. I am pretty sure half that time would be perfectly achievable as well. If that is the case the metro doesn't offer an advantage for inner city destinations as the tram serves the area in a denser fasion and offers more connections.
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Old October 19th, 2016, 04:31 PM   #182
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Loan agreed for Helsinki tram order
Wednesday, October 19, 2016



HELSINKI City Transport (HKL) confirmed on October 18 that it has signed a €60m loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank to finance an order for Artic low-floor LRVs from Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech

HKL signed a €113m contract with Transtech in December 2010 for 40 of the 27.6m-long three-section LRVs, which accommodate up to 199 passengers, 88 of them seated

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Old October 24th, 2016, 09:23 PM   #183
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A digital destination sign has been added supplementary on CAF M307 train:



But it only works on the leading cab...
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 03:46 PM   #184
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The jokeri tram is the latest part in the history of uncompatible rail systems in Helsinki. Local trains, trams, metro (western part metrostations are shorter than eastern of course) all are different and this new tram will have different rail distance again compared to the old trams. The synergy will not really be there to help future repairs, conversions, etc. because almost every rail-link is somewhat unique. Perhaps monorail next for the kruunuvuori light-rail?
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Old December 14th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #185
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More Artic trams for Helsinki approved
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FINLAND: The board of Helsinki transport operator HKL approved the purchase of 20 more trams from Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech on December 8. Deliveries of the low-floor Artic trams are due to take place in 2018-19

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 07:29 PM   #186
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Is the West metro line going to open this month after all?
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Old January 4th, 2017, 01:39 AM   #187
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Is the West metro line going to open this month after all?
Nope. The last info points at the line opening to Tapiola in April and in June the line would be open all the way to Matinkylä. But who knows at this point.

Moved couple of months ago back to downtown Helsinki and the new line would have worked great for me. Especially in these winter months.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:03 PM   #188
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Old January 8th, 2017, 03:12 PM   #189
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Do they use some smartcard system in Helsinki?
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Old January 9th, 2017, 11:36 AM   #190
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Do they use some smartcard system in Helsinki?
It has been around since 2001. Travel card is valid in all public transport (buses, commuter trains, metro, trams and the Suomenlinna ferry) in capital region (Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava and Kirkkonummi).
You can either purchase time or value for the card.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 03:20 PM   #191
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Metro update.
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West metro won't be operational until july/august, but stations look ready.http://www.helsinginuutiset.fi/artik...vat-ja-aanesta


















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Old February 24th, 2017, 03:28 PM   #192
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They look very pretty
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Old February 24th, 2017, 03:38 PM   #193
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The tram/light rail will be fast over the bridge, yes. But the way from central station to kalasatama mall (if that is going to be the route) is inner city. The distance can be compared to distance from central station to meilahti hospital campus which in itself can take almost half an hour by tram during rush hour. This journey will not be much faster even with the fastest tram because it will go along the traffic and pedestrians. It could be faster with a tunnel light rail - which is almost a metro itself and is not planned as far as I know.
The light rail takes just 15 minutes from Kruunuvuorenranta to central railway station. Check your facts here http://www.uuttahelsinkia.fi/fi/kruunusillat
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Old February 24th, 2017, 06:42 PM   #194
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Very nice, but some of them look a bit dark. If I were using these stations daily, I'd prefer a light, cookie-cutter design over dark yet spectacular designs.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 09:20 PM   #195
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The new metrostations look very well.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 04:32 AM   #196
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Very nice, but some of them look a bit dark. If I were using these stations daily, I'd prefer a light, cookie-cutter design over dark yet spectacular designs.
I agree. They took a poll on the new stations and the gloomiest one Aalto University won. Go figure.
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Old February 26th, 2017, 08:55 PM   #197
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I like the design. I also have the impression that the stations won't look gloomy at all. Actually most of it looks quite brightly light up, with only a few exceptions.
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Old February 26th, 2017, 09:39 PM   #198
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When will the metro be finished?
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 02:57 PM   #199
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These stations are amazing!!!
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The Helsinki BRT Jokeri Line is still in operation?
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