Building of the underground line with participation of Metrostav goes on successfully
28.01.2013 / 09:36
The building of the West Metro underground has reached the halfway mark. Länsimetro - the West Metro project is a new traffic connection between Helsinki and Espoo with the planned transport capacity of 100 000 passengers a day. On 22 November 2012 a breakthrough was celebrated in the underground space as the tunnels between Espoo and Helsinki were joined. Czech company Metrostav is also participating in the building of the West Metro and the company has now its third work contract.
Excavation of the tunnels began in both cities Espoo and Helsinki simultaneously in 2010. The underground line will be 13,9 km long from Ruoholahti station in Helsinki to Matinkylä station in Espoo and it is a continuation to the only underground line existing at present. The metro is scheduled to be opened for traffic at the end of 2015.
Metrostav and its division 5 have been successful on Finnish market in underground construction since 2010. Metrostav is cooperating on the building of the West Metro as an excavation contractor and a partner for the Finnish Destia company. The first contract on the building of access tunnels began in 2010 and it was finished at the beginning of 2012. Even before this contract was finished Metrostav started another work contract – building of track tunnels. At present Metrostav has the third contract connected with the building of the largest administrative and housing complex centre Kalasatama.