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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:15 PM   #21
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 05:19 PM   #22
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 07:58 PM   #23
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Here's the official metro map. Are you Finnish by any means? Or are you just fascinated by the most awfully colored metro in the world?
I am not Finnish; I am wondering if the design was based on the Orange Line in Boston.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 08:26 PM   #24
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Good to see you have nice wide platforms there, properly paved, and nice platform furniture as well.

Can you explain the fences along some of the platform edges?
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 09:01 PM   #25
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Can you explain the fences along some of the platform edges?
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So people don't cross the tracks to get from one platform to the other.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 10:10 PM   #26
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Finally some Helsinki pictures !
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Old April 4th, 2013, 06:45 AM   #27
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Indeed, as has been expressed above, the Finns are not quite "Finnish"ed building their metro.

Here are some photos from January from the Baltic forum showing work at Otaniemi station:

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Photos from Otaniemi metro station. 35 m solid rock above.









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Furthermore, Otaniemi station will have platform screen doors. Helsinki will become the second city on the shores of the Gulf of Finland to have a metro with PSDs (the first being St Petersburg):

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Otaniemi station has changed from bright orange to copper colored. I no like.









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Old April 4th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #28
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And the new stations are still very 'orangish'
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Old April 13th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #29
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And the new stations are still very 'orangish'
And will stay so. I'm sure nobody would accept the orange color if the base metro was being constructed now, now its just simply about the color surviving so long that its associated to metro.

Here are some of the designs for the stations, though they are from the same date as the old Otaniemi station, so things might have changed.

Keilaniemi station




Matinkylä station

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Old April 14th, 2013, 09:45 AM   #30
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I like the screaming orange color.

Don't ruin it they way they are ruining the design integrity of the DC metro now with station remodeling.
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A thread about the Helsinki Metro can't be complete without this classic MV from the nineties!

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Old April 27th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #32
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Construction of the west metro is scheduled to be finished at the end of 2015. Big problems with Siemens and automation though..



The city of Espoo is keen on extending the west metro by further 5 stations to the west, to Kivenlahti. The council has approved plans. All it needs is some money (767M€).. Brother, can you spare a dime?



source http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A4nsimetro

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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:48 PM   #33
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I guess I'm the only person who likes the color of the metro, my favorite color is orange! I had a long-standing fascination with Helsinki before I ever went there, I also love public transport, so when I discovered that the metro is orange it seemed very fitting for me.
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Old May 20th, 2013, 11:54 PM   #34
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The metro in orange color reminds me the 70's.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 02:09 AM   #35
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I have no problems with it. The U3 in Vienna is in orange as well (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...tbahnhof_1.JPG). Of course it feels slightly retro, but so what? I like it.
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Old May 26th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #36
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Hi, allow me to show some videos I shot last week...

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Old May 26th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #37
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Nice videos.
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Some more videos, but this time of the trams.

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Old June 19th, 2013, 10:19 AM   #39
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/lansimetro/sets/
West Metro Flickr sets. Lotsa pics there.
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HELSINKI | Public Transport

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Pöyry to carry out geological survey for Helsinki City Rail Loop
10 JAN, 2014

Engineering consultancy Pöyry is to complete geological surveys on the planned route of the €740 million Helsinki City Rail Loop.

The new 7.8-kilometre underground loop railway beneath the city centre will include three new stations – Töölö, City Centre and Hakaniemi – and relieve pressure on Helsinki’s busy commuter network.

The €4.7 million contract will see Pöyry completing bedrock surveys on the proposed route of the new system on the eastern, Hakaniemi side.

Pöyry is already heavily involved in the project, managing the rock construction and geological planning in the Töölö district, designing the Vauhtitie underpass bridge and carrying out risk management services for the track and construction engineering phases.

Jussi Lindberg, the Finnish Transport Agency’s (Liikennevirasto) project manager, said: “Pöyry’s wide experience in the design of railways and underground construction makes them a good partner in this significant project.”

A final decision is yet to be made by the Finnish Parliament but if the project gets the go ahead in 2014, Liikennevirasto has said that excavation work on the tunnels and stations could begin as early as 2015.
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