Last Updated 15.7.2014

The construction work begins

The west metro excavation contract projects are proceeding at several sites along the underground route. The first contract project has begun in Ruoholahti. Lemminkäinen Infra, which won the excavation project, initiated construction in November, 2009. The work in Lauttasaari and Espoo was launched in May 2010.

Initial inspections will be carried out on all buildings in the immediate vicinity of the future metro line prior to the start of excavation. You can find information in the section Surveys.

Construction of the west metro is specified by reference to the working time approved by the Uusimaa Regional Environmental Centre. The time set with regard to drilling and blasting work is, as a rule, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. on weekdays.

In every area before starting work, a meeting for residents is to be arranged, in which the effects of the excavation project will be explained to the area's inhabitants and businesses. In addition, construction progress can be followed on the Länsimetro website.