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Helsinki reveals new underground metro plan

Plans for a new underground metro line around Helsinki were revealed yesterday by the city’s planning department.

The line would serve the local trains of the region, connecting the rail transport hubs around the Töölö Bay area and it would have three stations at Hakaniemi, the city centre and Töölö. Each station would have between one and three entrances.

The proposed new line is called Pisara, meaning “droplet”, to reflect its shape. According to the preliminary plans, the Pisara line would start south of the Pasila transport hub and would run for 7.2km, 6km of it underground. The underground section would be served by two parallel rail tunnels, linked by connecting tunnels at 200m intervals.

The aim is that the new metro would enable local trains to be run more frequently and ease congestion.

Helsinki City Council will decide on the Pisara local plan in 2014 while state financing would need approval by the Finnish Transport Agency
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