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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:29 PM   #201
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The Helsinki BRT Jokeri Line is still in operation?
Yes, it is. Reconstruction into a tram line has, however, been decided and the work should start next year.
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Old March 4th, 2017, 04:31 PM   #202
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When will the metro be finished?
The latest estimates are that it could start running in June, and the bus services would be changed in August.
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Old March 15th, 2017, 07:20 PM   #203
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From Metro Report

http://www.metro-report.com/news/new...nger-tram.html

Helsinki tests mock-up longer tram
15 Mar 2017







FINLAND: Helsinki transport operator HKL is using a full-scale tram mock-up to identify what infrastructure changes would have to be made to enable longer trams to run on its network. Night testing started on March 14 using a steel frame covered with a tarpaulin, towed by a tram.

The dimensions of the frame are the same as those of the 29 trams that HKL ordered last year from Škoda Transportation subsidiary Transtech. These are intended for the 25 km Raide-Jokeri orbital light rail line, construction of which is to begin in 2019. A prototype is due to arrive in Helsinki in the summer of that year and HKL intends to use it to get passenger feedback ahead of the series build

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Old April 24th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #204
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From Rail Journal

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Three to bid for Helsinki - Espoo light rail contract
Monday, April 24, 2017



HELSINKI City Transport (HKL) announced on April 24 that three consortia have prequalified for a tender to design and build the Raide-Jokeri light rail line between Helsinki and the neighbouring city of Espoo

The three bidders include:
  • Täyskäsi (Destia, A-Design Engineers, Saanio & Riekkola, Finnmap Infra, Sweco Structural Engineering, Sweco Environment and CJN Architects)
  • Raideri (Pöyry Finland, WSP Finland, and Ratatek)
  • A consortium of VR Track, Sito, and Ramboll Finland
HKL says it expects to finalise a contract with the winning bidder by the end of October

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Old June 8th, 2017, 08:33 PM   #205
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Raide-Jokeri LRV design concept revealed
Thursday, June 08, 2017





HELSINKI City Transport (HKL) has published renderings of the initial conceptual design for the fleet of Artic XL low-floor LRVs for the Raide-Jokeri light rail line between Helsinki and the neighbouring city of Espoo

HKL ordered 29 of the 34.5m-long bidirectional vehicles from Škoda Transportation’s Finnish subsidiary Transtech in November 2016, using an option from an initial contract for 40 Artics for Helsinki’s metre-gauge network, which was awarded in December 2011

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Old June 14th, 2017, 12:26 AM   #206
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Old August 7th, 2017, 11:54 AM   #207
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The opening of the western extension of the metro would be a fine opportunity for a redesigned integrated map, here is my proposal:

- Metro, Tram and Rail on the same map
- Schematized landscape
- Downtown area schematized but close to real geography



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http://www.inat.fr/metro/helsinki/
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Old September 14th, 2017, 10:35 PM   #208
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The new metro extension to Matinkylä had the first test runs done today during normal traffic. Passengers were not let to the new part, though. One of the side effects was that the whole metro stopped for nearly an hour.
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Old September 15th, 2017, 06:46 PM   #209
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Länsimetro's Youtube channel has uploaded a few videos previewing some of the new stations.

Matinkylä/Mattby:


Niittykumpu/Ängskulla:


Urheilupuisto/Idrottsparken:


Tapiola/Hagalund:


Koivusaari/Björkholmen:


Lauttasaari/Drumsö:


Very majestic and impressive station designs imo!
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Old September 21st, 2017, 01:34 AM   #210
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"Helsinki City Transport: West Metro up and running in October, probably"

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/h...obably/9840540
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Old October 20th, 2017, 10:45 AM   #211
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The opening of the western metro delayed

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"Helsinki City Transport: West Metro up and running in October, probably"

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/h...obably/9840540
The Westmetro continues to be pursued by problems - A week ago, water leaked into the terminus and now there is a problem with the switches.

HST (Helsinki Regional Traffic) was allowed to interrupt the tests of the Western Metro on Thursday and the metro traffic in Helsinki was limited in about half an hour.

The Helsinki City Traffic Network is testing the metro to ensure safety before it is opened for public use.

The interruption was due to an error with the switches and the metro traffic was closed on the stretch between Gräsviken and Kampen for about half an hour.

"The test run will continue on Friday," commented HST CEO Ville Lehmuskoski.

At present, there is no exact information about when the West Metro will be taken into use.



Mr Anttila Head of Department of Helsinki Regional Traffic (HRT) says that the opening of the west-metro will probably happen before the turn of the year 2017-2018.

- I think it will happen within a few weeks. Assuming nothing serious happens during the test runs, says Anttila.

When the west metro opens for passenger traffic, the buses will run parallel to the metro during a test period.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 07:44 PM   #212
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HELSINKI | Public Transport

Using Swedish names and abbreviations in a Swedish text is Ok and even desirable. Using them in an English text is very confusing. Let's distinguish between two organisations that are getting mixed up in the post above.

HSL Helsingin Seudun Liikenne (HRT Helsingfors regionaltrafik in Swedish) is the regional public transport service planner and buyer organisation, owned by all the cities in the region in common.

HKL Helsingin kaupunkiliikenne (HST Helsingfors stadstrafik) is one of the service provider organisations, owned by the city of Helsinki. It runs trams, the metro, the Suomenlinna ferry and Helsinki city bikes.

The latter organisation is running the tests on the West end of the metro line.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 09:19 PM   #213
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That is the same problem in Belgium. Foreigners will mostly call the national railways and the Brussels regional public transport with their French name instead of the Dutch/Flemish name.
Maybe they do it, because French is closer to English, than Dutch. The same for Swedish that is much closer to English than Finish and I think even Dutch.
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 09:51 PM   #214
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That is the same problem in Belgium.

Maybe they do it, because French is closer to English, than Dutch. The same for Swedish that is much closer to English than Finish and I think even Dutch.
Except that in Belgium and in Brussels, French is the mother tongue of 30+ % of the population, while in Finland and in Helsinki, the figures for Swedish are at 5%.

What I see is that Swedish names are generally used by Swedes but even Danes tend to choose the Finnish version. Anyway, in English the name of the city is definitely Helsinki, not Helsingfors NordicNerd seems to be from Sweden, so maybe he just wrote from a Swedish source.
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 09:10 PM   #215
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Maybe they do it, because French is closer to English, than Dutch. The same for Swedish that is much closer to English than Finish and I think even Dutch.
Dutch is much closer to english than french, as they're both east germanic languages while french is a romance language. So two different language groups. But french is more familiar to most foreigners simply because it's sooo much more culturally prevalent than dutch.
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Old November 10th, 2017, 10:48 AM   #216
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Ruoholahti-Matinkylä section will be opened for passenger traffic on Saturday 18 November!

Ruoholahti-Matinkylä liikenteelle 18.11.


https://www.lansimetro.fi/uutiset/ru...nteelle-18-11/
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Old November 10th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #217
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Dutch is much closer to english than french, as they're both east germanic languages while french is a romance language. .
I discover with surprise that the english word for this adjective seems to be "romance" (and not "roman" like I thought).

But I agree with your sentence.

There is an humoristic french book which tales the story of a man who absolutely needs to learn english. A teacher says to be able to teach him 2000 english words for good price and rapidly.
So our man agrees, and the teacher said
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"All french words in which last letters are "t.i.o.n." (revolution, locomotion, inauguration ...) are the same in english, and these words are 2000. So, please, would you give me my wage."
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Old November 18th, 2017, 05:24 PM   #218
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Helsinki west metro section 1 has been officially opened for traffic today.

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/m...utious/9937989
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Old November 19th, 2017, 08:07 AM   #220
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Some Finnish sources mention that the new Koivusaari station is the only metro station in the world that is located under the sea. Do you know any other cases like that?
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