robobus service has started 21st of May 2019
Helsinki RobobusLine is 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.
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 is in Helsinki Kalasatama and is going by the Redi shopping center to the Isoisänsilta bridge. The bus is operating on weekdays between 9 AM and 3 PM three times per hour and the operation is expected to last until the end of November.
The three stops by the route are 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 can be seen also in Helsinki region public transit authority's, Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), Journey Planner with line number 26R
Route timetable (valid on weekdays)
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