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Helsinki grows

The opening car on Helsinki route 9, Photo courtesy Daniel Federley

Sunday 10 August saw the opening of Helsinki's first new tramline for 17 years. The new route 9 includes five km of new double track which cost EUR 15 million to build, and links Kaartinkaupunki in the city centre with the northern suburb of Pasila via Kallio and Alppila. It means the HKL tram network has reached its largest length since 1959. More new tracks are under construction in the Kamppi area, where route 3 will serve a new alignment in 2009.

13 August 2008

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