This summer, summer timetable booklets for Espoo and Vantaa can be picked up at service points and libraries in Espoo and Vantaa. In other words, the booklets will not be delivered to home addresses. The booklets for Espoo and Vantaa can also be picked up at the Kamppi terminal on Thursday 7 June and Friday 8 June 2012.
HSL will not print a timetable booklet for Helsinki at all this summer. Timetables are available online and in the form of timetable leaflets. Route-specific timetable leaflets are available on trams and buses as well as at HSL’s service points from 28 May onwards. Summer timetables come into effect on 18 June 2012.
Winter timetable booklets available in August
The winter timetable booklet for Helsinki will be available in August. The booklet can be picked up at HSL’s services points or libraries in Helsinki, but it will not be delivered to home addresses. The booklets can also be picked up at temporary distribution points in Itäkeskus and at the Central Railway Station.
Winter timetable booklets for Espoo and Vantaa will be delivered to home addresses in August as before.
At present, HSL distributes over one million timetable booklets every year. From an ecological point of view, delivering the booklet to all households is not the best way to provide timetable information. In addition, the booklets are quickly out of date, and the information provided in them is not always reliable as it is not possible to make amendments to them if there are changes to the timetables during the timetable season.
Up-to-date information online
Today, the web is the place to get the most up-to-date information, and an increasing number of passengers search for information online. Online services are popular because they are convenient, reliable and always up-to-date. For those passengers, who do not yet use online services, timetable information is available via printed timetables and electronic displays at stops, as well as via timetable leaflets available onboard and at service points.
HSL will decide on the future of timetable booklet delivery on the basis of the experiments carried out this year.