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Finland lands €58.3 million in EU funding for rail projects

The European Union has awarded €58.3 million funding for five rail and port projects in Finland. The money is part of an overall €2.2 billion...

VR warns of police checks on trains to Uusimaa

National railways operator VR says that police will be checking passengers on trains to and from Uusimma, to ensure they have a good reason...

Railways ready for 600,000 long distance festive passengers

Finland's railway network is about to get busy in the annual Christmas travel rush. VR is bracing for 600,000 long distance festive journeys with the...

Station refurbishment brings back the age of comfortable travel

An ambitious four-year plan, with a price tag north of €10 million, aims to bring back the golden age of train travel to Helsinki's...

Environmentalists and Sámi politicians hit out at new Arctic railway proposal

The environmental group Greenpeace, as well as Sámi politicians, have hit out at new plans to build a railway through Finnish Lapland to a...

VR unveils new designs in first class overhaul

Finnish train company VR is upgrading all 57 of its first class carriages, known as Extra Class. The company is rolling out the freshly designed...

VR Track bought by Norwegian company

Finnish state-owned railway operator VR has sold its subsidiary VR Track to Norwegian private company NRC Group in a deal worth €225m. It will become...

Train Track Trouble On Helsinki – Turku Line

If you are travelling by train between Helsinki and Turku today be prepared to disruptions. Railway operator VR says the track is out of service...

Profits And Passengers On The Rise For State Railway Company VR

Finland's state railway company VR announced a big increase in passenger numbers last year, up 8% to 127 million journeys. The growth means light at...

Pirita Näkkäläjärvi Column: Three Reasons To Be Critical About The Planned...

The Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications wants to build an Arctic railway line through the indigenous Sámi heartland in Northern Finland. The Ministry recently...