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After Monday, January 7, only new HSL cards can be topped up. Picture: Creative Commons

The old HSL (Helsinki Regional Transport) travel cards can no longer be topped up at ticket machines after Monday, January 7. From that date, the green travel cards can only be topped up at travel card sales and top up points. The old card will be replaced with a new, blue HSL card at a sales or top up point.

Any season ticket and value remaining on the old card as well as all other information such as a discount entitlement, are transferred to the HSL new card. The new HSL cards work in the same way as the old travel cards.

Valid tickets or value loaded on your old travel card, can still be used until the introduction of the new zone model in the HSL area, scheduled to take place in spring 2019. Travel cards can be replaced free of charge at all sales points until the introduction of the new fare zones. After that, cards are replaced only at HSL and municipal service points for a fee of six euros.

The replacement of cards started at the end of October and by December 31, 2018, 707,000 cards had already been replaced.

Cards are replaced, for example, at R-kiosks, Prisma and K-Citymarket stores, Stockmann department stores, several S-market, Alepa and K-market grocery stores and small kiosks as well as at HSL’s service points and municipal service points.