Light rail’s really gaining momentum now!

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The light rail 15 will run with increasing frequency in the capital region from Monday, according to the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (Helsingin seudun liikenne – HSL).

As per the new schedule, the light rail will run every eight minutes at the busiest times on weekdays between 6.30am and 10:00am and between 2.30pm and 6:00pm.

Previously, the service frequency was every 10 minutes.

The authority brought the change to the frequency for commuters, particularly schoolchildren with the view to reduce crowding in the busy hours.

The service frequency will increase to every 6 minutes when the authority will get more vehicles.

The full fleet is not yet available as the light rail started operation earlier than planned schedule.

The first light rail in the Helsinki region started its journey in October 2023.

About 40,000 journeys are made on the light rail daily and passengers are very satisfied with the new mode of transport, said HSL.

Nine out of ten passengers are either fairly or very satisfied with HSL public transport. Light rail passengers are particularly satisfied with the cleanliness of the vehicles and the signs at stops, the HSL added.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. Alice_1985 says

    Does the increase in light rail frequency mean shorter waiting times for passengers? Are there any plans to expand the light rail service to other areas in the future?

    1. Michael89 says

      Yes, the increase in light rail frequency will indeed result in shorter waiting times for passengers, especially during peak hours. As for future expansions, HSL has already outlined plans to extend the light rail service to other areas in the coming years to cater to the growing demand for efficient public transport in Helsinki.

  2. EmilySmith says

    I think the increased frequency of the light rail is a great move by HSL to cater to the needs of commuters, especially during busy hours. It will definitely make the daily commute smoother and more efficient for everyone.

  3. EmilyJohnson says

    I think the increased frequency of the light rail service is a great move by the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority. It will definitely make commuting smoother and more convenient for everyone, especially students. Can’t wait to experience the improved service!

  4. JennaSmith says

    Isn’t it amazing how quickly the frequency of the light rail service is increasing? Will this new schedule help reduce congestion during peak hours?

    1. MaxJohnson says

      It is indeed impressive to see the frequency of the light rail service improving so rapidly. This new schedule is designed to alleviate congestion during peak hours, making the commute smoother for everyone. The increased frequency will hopefully enhance the overall commuting experience for passengers.

  5. Emily_1985 says

    Will the increased frequency of the light rail impact the overall punctuality and reliability of the service?

    1. JamesSmith67 says

      Yes, the increased frequency of the light rail is likely to improve the overall punctuality and reliability of the service. More frequent runs can help reduce the waiting time for passengers and better distribute the load, resulting in smoother operations and potentially fewer delays. This adjustment by the Helsinki Regional Transport Authority reflects a proactive approach to enhancing the commuter experience with the light rail system.

  6. EmilySmith says

    I’m excited to see the light rail service improving its frequency! This change will definitely make commuting much more convenient for everyone in the capital region.

  7. EmilySmith says

    I think the increased frequency of the light rail service is a great move by HSL. This will definitely help reduce crowding during peak hours and improve the overall commuting experience for passengers. It’s good to see public transport options being prioritized and improved for the benefit of the community.

  8. EmilySmith21 says

    I think the increased frequency of the light rail is a fantastic move by HSL. It will definitely make commuting smoother and more efficient for everyone, especially during rush hours. Kudos to the authorities for prioritizing the comfort and convenience of the passengers!

  9. EmilySmith92 says

    Is there any information on how the new light rail schedule will impact weekend operations as well?

  10. Julia_Rider87 says

    As a regular commuter, I am delighted to hear about the increased frequency of the light rail 15! This will definitely make my daily journey smoother and more efficient. Kudos to Helsingin seudun liikenne for taking steps to reduce crowding and improve the overall experience for passengers.

  11. EmilySmith says

    Isn’t it amazing how quickly the frequency is increasing? I wonder if this will encourage more people to choose the light rail over other modes of transport.

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