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VR ending ticket sales, laying off staff at five mainline stations

Finnish railways operator VR is to end ticket sales at five mainline stations, and potentially making 13 staff unemployed. Dedicated VR ticket sales offices at...

VR timetables return to 85% of normal service in June

Finland's train network operator VR says it's returning to "near normal" service from the middle of next month. VR is currently running about 50% of...

VR waives railway restaurant rents for two months

State railways operator VR Group says it is waiving the rents of cafes and restaurants on its station properties across the country for two...

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...

VR reports 10% increase in long distance passenger numbers

Finland's national railway operator VR Group reports that they saw a 10% increase in long haul passenger numbers compared with the year before. In 2018...

Coronavirus latest: new suspected cases, trains disinfected, government task force

UPDATE: On Wednesday evening HUS confirmed that a Finnish woman has been diagnosed with Covid-19 virus. She apparently caught it while in Milan. HUS...

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...

Finland’s trains to go carbon neutral from 2020

Taking a train journey in Finland is about to become even more environmentally responsible, when VR offsets carbon emissions for all its passenger trains...

CANCELED: Monday train strike called off at the eleventh hour

A planned train strike by rail unions for Monday morning in the capital city region has been called off at the 11th hour. The four...

Witnesses wanted after shots fired at Lapland train

Police are appealing for witnesses after someone shot at a VR train. The incident happened on Tuesday around 19:30 on the line going south between...