VR - VR Yhtymä Oy
Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):
- 5944km broad gauge(1524mm), 3067km electrified at 25kV 50Hz
In Finland the rail infrastructure is in the hands of the Finnish
Transport Agency (FTA, Liikennevirasto), while VR
operates the passenger and freight trains on all FTA lines. In
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 2017 126.9 million passengers travelled with VR, 7.6% more than in
2016. Freight traffic (VR Transpoint) grew by 5.8% to 43.7 million
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 will be transferred to NRC Group.
Network length, gauge and electrification (2016):
Fenniarail is the first open access freight operator in Finland. With 3
new/heavily modernised locomotives (2 more ordered in 2016) they
freight trains on Patokangas (near Kemijärvi) - Oulu - Riihimäki -
Kotka. More freight trains followed, mainly between the border with
Russia and destinations in Finland.
Last update: 04-01-2019