HKL is a positive environmental operator. Respecting the environment is one of the basic premises of HKL’s operations.
Factors that affect the energy consumption of traffic operations include the efficiency of routes, the technology used in metro trains and trams, and the driver’s driving techniques. We train our drivers in economical driving.
Our trams and metro trains exclusively use Nordic renewable energy. Half of this energy is produced by hydropower, while the other half is produced by wind power. These energy production methods do not generate any carbon dioxide emissions.
We have been using Nordic renewable electricity since 2012, provided and certified by Helsingin Energia.
We hold a central role in the production of sustainable urban transport. The development of public transport in Helsinki is based on the aim of increasing rail traffic over the coming years and decades.
HKL closely monitors its electricity consumption with the aim of decreasing consumption and achieving optimal energy-efficiency in both transport operations and construction efforts.