Vantaa tram combines Hakunila and Länsimäki areas with the rail network and creates a direct connection to Tikkurila, Aviapolis, and the airport. The new tram connection makes it possible to develop East Vantaa's urban structure in a totally new way, and it links the areas with efficient public transport as a stronger part of the network of city centers.
Technical Committee ratified the general plan; next, the city executive board and the city council will decide on further planning. Further planning will decide on the local detailed plan amendments required by the tram; outlines for street plans for the entire tram line; as well as the building plans. The building could begin in 2024, in which case the tram would be available for use at the earliest in 2028.
Tram in a nutshell
Length: 19.3 kilometers
Average distance between stops: 800 meters
Median speed: 25 km/h
Schedule during rush hours: 5 minutes, otherwise: 10-20 minutes
Service hours: 04:30-01:30
Passenger capacity / car: 150 (for buses: 66)
Projected number of passengers: about 81 000 / day
In the fall 2018, an online survey on the tram opened for everybody. The online survey was available on October 3-30, 2018. Residents’ events on the tram have been arranged in Länsimäki, Hakunila, Tikkurila, and Aviapolis. In the future, residents can influence planning of the tram in connection with, for instance, future local detailed plan amendments and street plans.
Other tram lines
In addition to Vantaa tram, we are also making preparations for other tram lines. For example, the draft local master plan designates a rail connection from Jumbo toward Helsinki through Tammisto and from Pakkala toward Myyrmäki in the west. Preparations are also made for changing the current trunk line 560 into a tram line.