Transport and maps
The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Guide Map is a common publication for locations for the region’s cities, including a guide map, a regional map and a street address search function.
[City of the Helsinki, Real Estate Department]
The Service Map for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area can be used to search for information on public sector services in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. Services can be searched using free text searches, by service class or by address. Contact information, services provided, locations and transport connections are found on the map.
[Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa]
Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) is in charge of the transport system planning and regional public transport in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Sipoo. The cities also have a shared electronic fare card system. The same card is accepted in all transport modes – buses, commuter trains, the metrorail system and trams.
[Helsinki Regional Transport Authority]
The Journey Planner is a journey planning service for users of Helsinki region (Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Sipoo and Kirkkonummi) public transport. The Journey Planner gives you advice on the best public transport connections to your destination within the Helsinki metropolitan area. The service contains all street addresses in the region and plenty of other place names.
The Helsinki Region Transport System Plan (HLJ 2011) is a strategic, long-term plan, where common objectives for developing the transport system in the region are defined and regional transport policies are outlined. All 14 municipalities in the region are members of HLJ 2011.
LOGISTICS AND PROJECTS
The goal for the West Metro project is to open the West Metro for passengers by the end of 2015. Upon completion, the West Metro will transport over 100,000 passengers a day. The new metro stations will be situated in Matinkylä, Urheilupuisto, Tapiola, Otaniemi, and Keilaniemi in Espoo and in Koivusaari and Lauttasaari in Helsinki.
Traffic on the Ring Rail Line (in Finnish) will commence in 2014. The Ring Rail Line is an urban line be-tween the main line and the Vantaankoski line, via the airport.
ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET
Suomi.fi - Map of municipalities and communities
Suomi.fi is a one-stop portal for Finnish public sector online services.
[Suomi.fi and State Treasury]