Helsinki tram routes will be expanded and older tracks renovated during the summer and autumn of 2017 for the needs of a new tram network to be launched in August. Track work will proceed at about 20 sites.
The new tram network will have 2.8 kilometres of new tracks. The main track work sites will be located on the streets of Välimerenkatu and Reijolankatu.
Tram route 9 will run on Välimerenkatu, instead of Tyynenmerenkatu as it does now, so new tracks are needed. The new tracks on Reijolankatu will serve tram route 3, which will run from Nordenskiöldinkatu via Reijolankatiu to Mannerheimintie.
The new tram network is designed to serve as many residents as possible and to connect seamlessly to other modes of public transport.
The majority of the track work consists of renovations – new tracks and switches. Track renovation work will proceed on Kaivokatu in front of the Ateneum art museum, on Mäkelänkatu and on Paciuksenkatu.