Tallink's new ship Megastar is set to begin operating on the Helsinki–Tallinn route. The ship will embark on its maiden voyage from West Harbour on 29 January at 16:30.
The ship's embarkation and disembarkation procedures will initially be conducted at the current West Terminal 1 (T1). However, the ship will start using the new West Terminal 2 (T2) once the terminal's construction is completed. West Terminal 2 will be used by Tallink's ships Star and Megastar, in addition to which Eckerö Line's Finlandia will start using the new terminal in June.
West Terminal 2 to be put into operation early
The construction of West Terminal 2 has been proceeding swiftly. The building will be put into operation in stages, and should be fully operational at the end of February. West Terminal 2 was originally scheduled for completion in April 2017, but the terminal is now set to be put into use ahead of schedule.
The new terminal will significantly reduce the walking distances to and from ships.
West Terminal 2 will be officially opened on 28 February 2017. On the opening day, the terminal will also be open to the public from 14:30 to 16:00.
The new check-in area for vehicles has been operational since last June.
Passengers advised to arrive at the harbour in good time ahead of departure
The passengers of Tallink Megastar and Star are advised to arrive at the harbour in good time ahead of departure, as the walking distance from West Terminal 1 to the new West Terminal 2 is approximately 700 metres. Tallink's check-in closes and embarkation ends 25 minutes before departure.
New tram terminus at West Harbour
As of 27 January, tram lines 6T and 9 will start to continue from the current West Terminal 1 stop to a new terminus at West Terminal 2. From the terminus, the trams will return to the city centre via the current West Terminal 1 stop.
For more information, please contact:
Communications Manager Eeva Hietanen, Port of Helsinki Ltd
tel. +358 50 354 3616