Plans are afoot to speed up the trams that plod unhurriedly along the tracks of Helsinki. The City Planning Department, Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and Helsinki City Transport (HKL) have launched a number of projects to squeeze faster performance from the tramway network.
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Helsinki's trams are among the slowest in Europe
The trams currently operate at an average speed that is far from impressive in comparison to other cities in Europe. “This can be partly explained by the fact that Helsinki's street network is narrow and full of turns in comparison to many cities.