Helsinki City Transport

Helsinki City Transport or HKL (Finnish: Helsingin kaupungin liikennelaitos, Swedish: Helsingfors stads trafikverk, abbreviated to HST) is the official city-owned public transport company in Helsinki, Finland. It operates the Helsinki Metro, the Helsinki tram system and the ferry system. HKL's bus operations were merged with another city-owned company, Suomen Turistiauto, to form a new bus company called Helsingin Bussiliikenne, which has since been acquired by Koiviston Auto. Until the founding of HSL in January 2010, HKL was responsible for the planning and organization of all public transport in Helsinki.[1]

Helsinki City Transport
Native name
  • Helsingin kaupungin liikennelaitos
  • Helsingfors stads trafikverk
Industrypublic transport
Area served
Key people
Ville Lehmuskoski (Chief executive officer)
Public transportation
Helsinki tram
Helsinki metro
Suomenlinna ferry
OwnerThe City of Helsinki /
Tram 7A at the Senate Square (2011)

The mission of Helsinki City Transport is to enable equal mobility for all and to create the preconditions for a well-functioning and vital city.[2]

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  1. ^ "Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL)". HSL. Archived from the original on 19 January 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
  2. ^ "HKL Info". Archived from the original on 2007-09-14. Retrieved 2007-09-15.

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