One of the approaches to the Helsinki Metro. The City of Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. As part of public transport, Helsinki has a Metro system (subway metro - Helsinki Metro) consists of one line and 17 stations. In turn, in addition has a tram system and a network of suburban trains. About 60 million passengers a year pass. The Helsinki Metro (in Finnish Helsingin meters, meters Helsingfors in Swedish) is used subway system in the city of Helsinki, and currently is the only subway system in Finland. The system was opened to the general public on August 2, 1982, after 27 years of planning. It is the world's northernmost meters, and at the time of opening the subway was also shorter in the world. Transport is operated by the City of Helsinki (HKL). The system maintains a single forked line with 16 stations, with a total length of 22.1 km. Primarily serves the eastern suburbs, but is also used as a means of transportation within the center of Helsinki. According to statistics from HKL, the total number of passengers exceeds 50 million annually. Opening Date: It opened on August 3, 1982 Known as of: Metro Official Website: / hkl Phone: +358 (09) 010 0111 Total length of roads: 21 km Number of stations: 17 Number of lines: 1 - Line 1 Ruoholahti station and two branches: Mellunmäki station and Vuosaari station - 17 stations major stations: Rautatientori station, is the central train station and Metro station turn. Number of passengers per year: 57 million (2006) Frequency: every 5 minutes. Hours of operation: 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 pm Monday through Saturday and on Sundays from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm. Price (2013): Individual tickets Helsinki (transfers allowed within 1 hour) € 2.80 (children € 1.40), available on buses and trams. Prepaid Tickets € 2.20 and € 1.10 respectively. in vending machines; prepaid tram ticket € 2 (in vending machines). Tram ticket entitles you to travel on the tram routes (transfer to another tram allowed within 1 hour). Single ticket (paid by mobile phone) € 2.20. Individual tickets in the metropolitan area (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen): regional ticket € 4.50 (adults), € 2.30 (children). Tickets are sold by bus drivers. Permitted transfers within 80 minutes from the time printed on the ticket to enter). Load single day tickets Helsinki internal and regional cards for adults and children are available for 1-7 days. The cards are sold, for example, at the point of customer transport of the Helsinki Region (Rautatientori metro station), R-kiosks, Stockmann and Helsinki City Tourist & Convention Bureau. Helsinki internal ticket: for example, the adult ticket for a day costs € 8, € 12 for 2 days to 3 days € 16; children respectively € 4, € 6 and € 8. Regional Ticket (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen): For example the adult ticket for a day costs 12 €, 18 € for 2 to 3 days € 24, children € 6, € 9 and € 12 respecrtively.