LEMMINKÄINEN CORPORATION INVESTOR NEWS 21 AUGUST 2013 AT 8.30 A.M.
LEMMINKÄINEN BUILDS THE MATINKYLÄ STATION FOR WEST METRO
Lemminkäinen and Länsimetro Oy have signed an agreement on the construction of the Matinkylä station on the West Metro line. The work will begin in August 2013, and it is scheduled for completion in October 2015. The contract value is approximately EUR 41 million.
In addition to building the station, the agreement also covers the construction of the maintenance tunnel, two parallel westward track tunnels of approximately 700 metres and a shaft. Lemminkäinen is also responsible for building the driving and bridge structures leading to the metro station from Suomenlahdentie.
"In a contract this extensive and challenging, we can make use of our comprehensive experience as a builder of demanding civil engineering projects. We have been involved in building the West Metro right from the beginning. We participated in the excavation work for the track and service tunnels at the Ruoholahti, Koivusaari and Urheilupuisto stations, for instance," says Harri Kailasalo, Executive Vice President at Lemminkäinen.
Matinkylä station is the end of the West Metro line, which makes it an important feeder traffic hub. Over 30,000 passengers are expected to travel through the station every day, which would make Matinkylä the busiest station of the new line.
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