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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...

Four Confirmed Dead in Level Crossing Crash

Note: We are editing this story with the latest details as they come in. Police confirm four people are dead - including three military conscripts,...

Government Faces Afternoon No Confidence Vote

Finland's government is facing a no confidence vote in parliament this afternoon, as five opposition parties unite around the subject of railway reform and...