Monday, February 4, 2013

Kamppi’s well kept secret

People visiting Helsinki are often surprised that the city has just one Metro line. Surprisingly despite that the public transport system here is one of the best in the world. But did you know that originally Helsinki was supposed to have two Metro lines which were to cross each other at Kamppi?

Not just the plans for this project were ready. The second Metro level at Kamppi was even built. It was just never put into use. A map published by Helsingin Sanomat shows exactly where the second level is situated and a picture shows how it looks down there.

The second line was supposed to connect North and South. It was then later decided that trains from the main station should take over this purpose. For that reason the project was never finished. Instead it was decided that the existing Metro line should be continued westbound till Espoo which HSL is working on at the moment. The extension will be opened in fall 2014.


  1. Interesting. I didn't ever know that even my Finn bf. Thanks for sharing

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