Helsinki City Transport and the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Council will host a major public transport event to be held in Helsinki this May, the 57th world conference of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport). The conference will be heralded by a public transport stamp booklet, with four self-adhesive 1st class non-value indicator stamps depicting the public transport vehicles and services of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area.
The first stamp in the booklet shows a low-floor Sm4 urban train which has just arrived at a covered platform in Helsinki railway station. The next stamp depicts a new bendy tram on route 10 standing at the Korppaanmaki stop. The third stamp has an underground metro train speeding across the bridge over Vartiokyla Bay. The subject of the fourth stamp is the two-year-old Kamppi public transport terminal in downtown Helsinki, one of Europe's busiest. Each day, some 170,000 passengers pass through it.
The stamp booklet was designed by Kaisu Klemetti. Jouko Leskela took the photographs used on the stamps as well as the cover picture of the booklet, which shows a 3T tram at the Olympia quay stop.