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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...

Southern train problems will last into the afternoon

Delays and cancellations have hit the train network across southern Finland, and VR says it will likely take until Wednesday afternoon to fix the...

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...