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Helsinki City Traffic by HKL

HKL organizes traffic services and runs metro and trams for the HSL, the buyer for the Helsinki metropolitan area traffic. Earlier the organization was also the buyer, but this function was transferred to newly formed HSL / HRT in 2010.

In 2010 HKL transported in trams and metros aroun 113 million people. The numbers will grow significantly with the expansion of tram and metro lines in the coming years. Currently there is 92 kimometers of tram network and 21 km of metro line.

M200 in Vuosaari, Helsinki, Finland
Picture above: The M200 unit 222 at it's terminal in Vuosaari. Although there is currently just one metro line in Helsinki, with 2 subdivisions, there are 17 stations. M200 is manufactured by the metro giant Bombardier. Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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Created for by John McKey and Andreas Ehnberg. Pictures by Stanislav Voronin, Ilkka Siissalo, Hannu Peltola, Andreas Ehnberg and John McKey.

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An IC2 fo VR pulled by Swiss type Sr2 has just left Pasila, Helsinki on it's way to Turku in the west

Finnish Railroads Main Page, a great place to start browsing this section.

Junakalusto Class Sm5 on test drive meets Sm4 of VR-Yhtyma in Kerava, just outside Helsinki, Finland
Finnish railroad organizations and railroad operators have their own pages, as well as the largest operator VR-Yhtyma and a newcomer to the field Junakalusto.

While much of the passenger traffic concentrates around the capital Helsinki, you might be interested in the roster pictures of VR-Yhtyma, Junakalusto and the city of Helsinki operator HKL. HKL operates the metro and narrow gauge trams

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