Is it possible to travel cleanly, without emissions? Yes it is. When you travel by foot, bicycle, roller-skates or kick scooter, you yourself act as the engine.
If you have to travel by motor vehicle, you should choose public transport since effectively managed public transport places much less strain on the environment than travelling by car.
The mode of transport that generates the least emissions is rail traffic, such as metros and trams, since these do not generate any carbon dioxide emissions. These forms of transport are made even more ecological by their large transport capacity and long service life. For example, a single metro train can transport the same amount of passengers as 700 cars.
Traffic accounts for just under one fourth of the carbon dioxide emissions of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Of these missions, cars account for over 50%, other road traffic accounts for 35%, ship traffic accounts for 9% and rail traffic accounts for just 2%.
Metro and tram traffic are free of carbon dioxide emissions. The environmental impact of metro and tram traffic is limited to the electrical energy used and the way in which this electricity is generated.
HKL’s metro and tram services are produced by using clean energy: hydropower and wind power. So choose the clean option and travel by rail!
HKL (Helsinki City Transport) is the tram and metro train operator and the owner and maintainer of the public transport infrastructure in Helsinki. Together with its subsidiary Suomenlinnan Liikenne, HKL also provides ferry services in Suomenlinna.
We work in close cooperation with HSL (Helsinki Region Transport), the joint regional transport authority of the Helsinki region.
Some 252 million public transport journeys are made in Helsinki annually, of which roughly half are made using HKL’s services: by metro, tram or a Suomenlinna ferry.