Helsinki starts tram bridge construction

The City of Helsinki will launch in October the construction of a tramway bridge in Jätkäsaari, as part of tram network extension. Construction works are expected to be completed in 2021.
The main work phase will consist of the construction of a pile base between the eastern end of the bridge, at the pier of Valtamerilaituri and West Harbour Terminal 2.
The city’s tram network will be expanding in Jätkäsaari with new tracks from Atlantinkatu to the West Terminal. The final stops of tram lines 7, 8 and 9 will be moved to new locations.
The construction of the Atlantinsilta bridge and new tram lines will be paralleled by the construction of waterfront support walls and surrounding street areas.
In the first stage of the tram network expansion, new tracks will be built on Atlantinkatu from Länsisatamankatu in the north to Tyynenmerenkatu in the south. In the second and third stages, circles for trams to turn around will be built, one near Bunkkeri and another one at Tahitinkatu on Atlantinkatu. The Bunkkeri circle will go into service in 2022 and the Atlantinkatu circle in 2023.
The total project cost for the tram network expansion is EUR 9.82 million and it was approved by Helsinki City Board in June 2019.

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