2018 brings change to capital city transport
01 Jan 2018, 00:10 ( 6 Months ago) | updated: 01 Jan 2018, 13:11 ( 6 Months ago)
Tuusula and Siuntio will become member municipalities of Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) at the beginning of next year, allowing the residents of the two municipalities to travel to any other HSL municipality conveniently with one ticket.
In addition, the change means that in the future, information about bus timetables and possible changes to services in Tuusula and Siuntio will be available on HSL’s website and the Journey Planner, said HSL in a press release.
There will be major changes to routes in South Espoo, Lauttasaari and South Kirkknummi when most of the current direct bus services to Helsinki city centre are replaced by feeder services to Metro Stations from 3 January. In Espoo, the key interchange hubs will be Matinkylä and Tapiola. In Lauttasaari, all bus services will run via the Metro Station.
Regional bus routes currently running from Kirkkonummi to Kamppi in Helsinki will terminate at Matinkylä bus terminal.
The prices of HSL’s mobile tickets will decrease significantly at the beginning of 2018. The separate night fare will be discontinued from 4.30am on 1 January. In other words, on New Year’s night, the night fare is still in use.
The prices of season tickets, Travel Card value tickets and single tickets purchased in advance from ticket machines or from drivers will remain mostly unchanged.