Helsinki's first railway station, built in 1860, was replaced with this jugend style building, designed by Eliel Saarinen. Construction started in 1904 and the whole structure was finished in 1919. In 1960 underground shopping mall called "the Tunnel" was constructed under the stations main hall and surrounding square. On 2nd of August 1982 Helsinki's undergound train, called "Metro" started between Cenrtal railway station and Itäkeskus (The East Centrum). In the year 2000 the central platform area was covered with a glass roof, that had been already in Eliel Saarinen's original designs. The station has 19 tracks and about 200 000 passengers travel through the station every day. Improved model to better fit in the terrain.