Helsinki RobobuLine
The project has ended, thanks for all participators!

The operation of the robobus and the pilot has ended! 

Helsinki RobobusLine was a long-lasting robot bus experiment supported by the Helsinki City Innovation Fund and EU-wide H2020 mySMARTLife project with the aim of creating base for automated public transport. The project also supports the ability of Finnish companies to produce technology and business for automated buses and routes. In the project an automated bus (robot bus) is running during two years on public open roads among mixed vehicle traffic starting on year 2018. The route change during the trial periods.

Departures can not be guaranteed. See @HRLpoikkeusinfo or POIKKEUSINFO for additional information.  

You can jump on board for free! Max 8 passengers at a time!

An operator (responsible person) is always on board in the bus.

Route on 2019

In year 2019 robot bus's route was in Helsinki Kalasatama and was going by the Redi shopping center to the Isoisänsilta bridge. The bus was operating on weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM three times per hour and the operation was going on between until 21st of May until 22nd of November.

The three stops by the route was located as follows:

  • Redi: At the crossroad of Leonkatu and Arielinkatu by the Redi Shopping center
  • Polariksenkatu: On Junonkatu next to the Kalasatama primary school
  • Isoisänsilta: By the Isoisänsilta bridge on Capellan puistotie

The route and timetable could be seen also in Helsinki region public transit authority's, Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), Journey Planner with line number 26R  

Kalasatama route

Route timetable (not valid)

Streetside parking spaces had to be reserved for robot bus's stops. We kindly ask that vehicles would be parked neatly in the reserved parking spaces. We apologize for the inconvenience to the residents and people moving on the area. 

Route on 2018

On 2018 #robobus operated in east of Helsinki in Kivikko. The bus complemented the network of Helsinki's metropolitan public transit authority Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) with line number 94R. Route and timetable could be seen in the Journey Planner (Reittiopas). The route was around 1 km to one direction and had two stations which of the other one was a station of a regular HSL bus line (94B).

Station adresses (not valid):

  • Kivikonlaita 2, 00940 Helsinki (HSL stop ID: Kivikontie 4446)
  • Savikiekontie 4, 00940 Helsinki