National infrastructure manager of Finland

 Väylävirasto

Network length, gauge and electrification (2019):

Väylävirasto (Trafikledsverket) is the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agengy. It manages the railway infrastructure in entire Finland. Track maintenance and building is carried out by other companies, including national operator VR.

Website: https://vayla.fi/


Railway Operators in Finland


 VR - VR Yhtymä Oy

Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):

In Finland the rail infrastructure is in the hands of the Finnish Transport Agency (recently renamed into Väylä), while VR operates the passenger and freight trains on all FTA lines. In September 2006 the new 74km line between Kerava and Lahti opened, which reduces long-distance travel times to Eastern Finland by quite a bit.

From 1 January 2015 traffic control, planning and passenger information services are provided by Finrail, previously part of the VR Group.

In 2018 long-distance traffic grew by 4.4% to 13.6 million passengers. Transpoint freight grew by 2.7% to 39.4 million tonnes.

In 2018 VR Track Oy, responsible for track maintenance, was bought by NRC Group ASA, a Norwegian railway infrastructure company. In June 2019 the rolling stock of VR Track Oy was transferred to NRC Group.

Websites: http://www.vr.fi/, http://www.finrail.fi/ and https://vayla.fi/

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 FERFI - Fennia Rail Oy

Network length, gauge and electrification (2016):

Fennia Rail is the first open access freight operator in Finland. With 3 new/heavily modernised locomotives (2 more ordered in 2016) they started operating freight trains on Patokangas (near Kemijärvi) - Oulu - Riihimäki - Kotka. More freight trains followed, mainly between the border with Russia and destinations in Finland.

Website: http://www.fenniarail.fi/

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 ORF - Operail Finland Oy

Network length, gauge and electrification (2020):

In November 2020 Operail started to run open-access freight trains in Finland. Operail is the national freight train operator in Estonia (originally EVR). For operation in Finland they have bought PowerHaul diesel locomotives that were originally built for HHPI in Germany, in standard gauge. These have been regauged to 1524mm gauge.

Website: https://operail.com/

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Last update: 07-05-2021