Last updated 18/03/2021 - 13:30
TThe number of public transport passengers decreased in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area
During 2020, the number of public transport passengers decreased by approximately one third in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. The number of HSL public transport passengers remained at a considerably lower level than usual also towards the end of the year. In October–December, the number of public transport passengers decreased by 45 per cent in Helsinki, 42 per cent in Espoo and Kauniainen, and by 31 per cent in Vantaa in comparison to the corresponding period in the previous year. However, the number of passengers has been increasing slightly from its lowest point in April.
COVID-19 put a stop to increasing passenger numbers
The metro and trams started operating less frequently on 18 March 2020 due to COVID-19. Since mid-March, the number of passengers in the region declined to under half of the normal daily level in all modes of public transport. Connections within Helsinki include buses, the metro, trams and the Suomenlinna ferry. The figures for Espoo include buses and metro, and for Vantaa only bus traffic.