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VR gears up for one of its busiest travel weeks

With the Midsummer holidays approaching, VR is gearing up for one of its busiest travel weeks of the year. Around 230,000 passengers are expected to...

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...

Big in Japan: Moomins lead Finnish mobile gaming invasion

Finland's most treasured cartoon characters are finding renewed fame and fortune in Japan, thanks to a surge in Moomin products entering the lucrative market. There's...

Bad weather hits train services around the country

Ongoing heavy snowfalls around the country are having an impact on travel schedules especially for train journeys. VR says their long distance services are particularly...

Extra trains for Russia rush as winter tourists arrive in Finland

This week is one of the busiest of the year for Russian tourists to visit Finland. It's because of Russian Orthodox Christmas, and the holidays...

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...

Major Transport Changes For Capital City Region

If you're traveling by public transport in the capital city region this week - especially to or from Espoo - you'll be facing some...

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...