Bewilderment was apparent on the face of Timo Aho from Soukka and many others when they heard the most recent news about the west metro extension on Friday. Maarit Tuokko, who waited for a bus by the shopping centre Lippulaiva, said that people have been waiting eagerly for the go-ahead for the metro extension. For the present, it appears that their wait may have been in vain.
Merja Kyllönen (Left Alliance), the Minister of Transport, dashed on Friday ice-cold water on the dreams of Espoo to extend the metro tracks from Espoo's Matinkylä to Kivenlahti. According to Kyllönen, the estimates presented by Espoo of the costs and benefits of the extension are too flimsy.