The plan for the future Ilmala tram line with construction sites marked on a map. The eastern part of the Radiokatu section of the line marked in light blue, the western part in grey

Helsinki City Board approves project plan for Ilmala tram line

The Helsinki City Board approved the project plan for the proposed Ilmala tram line at the City Board meeting of 23 November 2020. The tram line’s construction timetable enables service to start on the line by the autumn of 2022. The City Board also issued a statement to the Ministry of Education and Culture on the establishment of an ethics body for the cultural sector.

According to the plan, the Ilmala tram line would run from Länsi-Pasila (Western Pasila) via the streets of Pasilankatu, Radiokatu and Ilmalankuja to the Ilmalantori square. The existing tram network in the area extends only to Kyllikinportti on Pasilankatu.

The new tram line would complement the Pasila tram network in accordance with the line plan of Helsinki Region Transport (HSL). This plan defines trams as the primary public transport service for the area of infill construction underway in Ilmala. The construction of the Ilmala tram line is scheduled for completion so that service on the line can start by the autumn of 2022.

The maximum cost set for the project excluding value-added tax (ALV) is 8 million euros at September 2020 price levels.

Read more on the new Pasila, the larger development area that includes Ilmala.

Statement on ethics body to Ministry of Education and Culture

At its meeting of 23 November, the City Board also issued a statement to the Ministry of Education and Culture on the establishment of an ethics body for the cultural sector. The City of Helsinki favours the proposal for the responsibilities of an ethics body for the cultural sector and the council active in this body. The ethics body should emphasize preventive action.

All decisions of the City Board meeting are available on the decisions release page. A decisions release is posted on the page until meeting minutes are published. City Board meeting minutes are available here. (All pages and documents are in Finnish.)