How much new and complementary construction will Jokeri Light Rail involve? What are the most important areas?

New residential and workplace construction is being planned along the light rail line in, for example, Itäkeskus, Myllypuro, Viikki, Oulunkylä, Maunula, Haaga, Pitäjänmäki, Perkkaa, Otaniemi and Keilaniemi.

The detailed plans for the coming years include apartments near Jokeri Light Rail for approximately 18,000 new residents in Helsinki and 4,000 new residents in Espoo. In the long term, the surroundings of Jokeri Light Rail will grow even denser. Helsinki’s new city plan enables us to build housing for tens of thousands of new residents near the rail line.

The detailed plans currently in progress enable housing for 20,000 new residents near Jokeri Light Rail, for example in Pitäjänmäki and Etelä-Haaga. The new apartments primarily complement the existing urban environment, but entirely new residential areas will also be built, such as the Karhunkaataja area planned in south-western Myllypuro for 4,000–5,000 residents.

Jokeri Light Rail will also create new interchange stations for trail traffic. For example, the main railway and Jokeri Light Rail will intersect at Oulunkylä Station.