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Vuosaari metro station

Vuosaari metro station (Finnish: Vuosaaren metroasema, Swedish: Nordsjös metrostation) is the ground-level terminus station of the M1 line of the Helsinki Metro.[2] It serves the district of Vuosaari in East Helsinki.

Vuosaari
Nordsjö
Helsinki Metro station
Vuosaari metro station, Helsinki.JPG
LocationValkopaadentie 2A, Helsinki
Coordinates60°12′26″N 25°8′32″E / 60.20722°N 25.14222°E / 60.20722; 25.14222Coordinates: 60°12′26″N 25°8′32″E / 60.20722°N 25.14222°E / 60.20722; 25.14222
Owned byHKL
Line(s) M1 
Platforms1
Tracks2
ConnectionsHSL bus lines  90   90A   90N   96   560   813-819 
Construction
Parking222
Bicycle facilities243
Other information
Fare zone B 
History
Opened31 August 1998
Traffic
Passengers26,800 daily[1]
Services
Preceding station   HKL   Following station
toward Ruoholahti
Helsingin metro logo.svg
Eastern Branch
Terminus

The station was opened on 31 August 1998 and was designed by the architect firm Esa Piironen Oy. It is located 1.2 kilometers east of Rastila metro station.

In 2011, a 1.4 kilometer-long service rail was created from the end of the Vuosaari station to Vuosaari Harbour. The service rail connects the metro track to the railway network and replaced the previous, longer service rail line that ran through the district of Viikki. The service rail has been used to move heavy maintenance and construction machinery and materials, including those that were related to the Länsimetro project.[3]

The station platform.

A trial run with platform screen doors was conducted at Vuosaari. The project was delayed due to technical and safety related testing.[4]

The passenger-unaccessible train depot behind the station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metroasemien käyttäjämäärät". HKL. 10 December 2018. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Vuosaari". Helsingin kaupunki. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  3. ^ "Metron huoltoraide rakenteilla Vuosaaressa". HKL. 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  4. ^ "Vuosaari platform doors introduced on 15 February". HKL. 2012-02-17. Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2012-03-20.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Vuosaari metro station at Wikimedia Commons