Last updated 22/06/2020 - 15:55
The number of public transport passengers decreased in the region
In January–March, the number of public transport passengers decreased by 10 per cent in Espoo and Kauniainen, by 13 per cent in Helsinki and by 14 per cent in Vantaa in comparison to the corresponding period in the previous year.
The metro and trams started operating less frequently on 18 March 2020 due to the coronavirus. During the last half of March, numbers of passengers declined to under half of the normal daily level in all transport modes.
Over the past 12 months, the number of trips made on buses, the metro, trams and the Suomenlinna ferry inside Helsinki decreased by 5 per cent. The number of passengers in Vantaa’s internal bus traffic stayed almost unchanged. In Espoo’s internal services number of passengers increased by 5 per cent. The West Metro opened to passengers in November 2017. Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) renewed its ticket pricing in April 2019.