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HSL to introduce new transport zones, tickets in April

15 Mar 2019, 19:24 ( 7 days ago) | updated: 16 Mar 2019, 00:36 ( 7 days ago)

DF Report
Photo source:HSL.

The pricing of public transport tickets in the Helsingin seudun liikenne (Helsinki Regional Transport Authority)- HSL area will fundamentally change on 27 April when the old fare zones based on municipal boundaries are replaced by the new zones.

Internal, regional and extended regional tickets will become a thing of the past and instead, tickets will be purchased for zones A, B, C and D, said HSL in a press release.

Passengers need to buy a ticket for all the zones they travel through. In zones A, B and C, you need to buy an AB, BC or ABC ticket, as there are no one-zone tickets for zones A, B and C. There are one-zone tickets for zone D. The ticket costs the same as AB and BC tickets. There are also ABCD, BC, BCD and CD tickets.

“The new zones will facilitate the use of services in the neighboring municipality, as the high price gaps between municipalities are removed. The new tickets will cover much wider areas and the transfer times of single and value tickets will be longer than at present,” said HSL Executive Director Suvi Rihtniemi.

When you search for a route using the Journey Planner or the HSL app, they also tell you which ticket you need for your journey. On the app, you can buy a ticket for the selected route. A Journey Planner for the new zones is already available. You can use the planner to check the zones through which you need to travel. At stops, the zone is shown on stop signs. When the new zones are introduced, the card reader user interface will change and the reader will only display the ticket options available in your current location.

Season tickets that expire after 27 April will be automatically converted into zone tickets. If the new season ticket does not meet your travel needs, you can change your ticket at a service point within two months from the introduction of the new system.