1998: The Debut of a Metro Station in Finland’s Capital City

August 31, 1998

Rastila metro station on line M1 of the Helsinki Metro, the world’s northernmost metro system, began operations. This ground-level station serves the residential areas of Rastila and Meri-Rastila in the district of Vuosaari in the eastern part of Finland’s capital city.

This station was designed by architects Irmeli Grundström and Juhani Vainio. Rastila metro station has parking facilities available for 34 automobiles and 134 bicycles. It is one of 25 stations serving the Helsinki Metro. The total length of this system is 21.7 miles (35 kilometers).

Photo Credit: Roopeank (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

For more information on Rastila metro station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastila_metro_station

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