Topic: Finland

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FRMCS tests in Finland to start in 2022

In the Finnish Digirail project, the radio-based communication system FRMCS will be tested. A unique European trial will begin in Finland, where the new system can be adopted earlier than in most countries, because their...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Finland introduces new interlocking

A new interlocking device is in use in Kerava in the south of Finland from 21 June 2021. It is one of the largest deployments of the railway safety equipment system in Finland, and is...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Finland introduces new train driver assistance

Starting this spring, Finnish operator VR introduces a Driver Assistance System (DAS) that assists the locomotive drivers in passenger and freight trains. Using machine learning, the DAS helps to optimise train driving, increase energy efficiency,...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Thales to install ETCS Level 2 in Finland

Thales has been selected to provide and install ETCS Level 2 signalling on the Kotka-Kouvola-Hamina line. It will be the first ETCS Level 2 track in Finland, which will prepare for the launch a nation-wide...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Finland investigates double tracks of 1.3 billion

The Finnish infrastructure agency has published a report on the development needs of the north-south railway between Tampere and Oulu. According to the study, constructing double tracks is the best option to increase capacity for...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Estonia invests 122.5 million in rail in 2021

In the plans of Estonia’s new government, developing the railways is a key feature. Among the projects are the further electrification of the railways, the construction of the international passenger terminals of Tallinn and Pärnu...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Ride-sharing an impetus for railways

Ride-sharing could stimulate the development of the European railways. In order to facilitate this and to provide seamless mobility, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), together with its partners, is carrying out the RIDE2RAIL...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Finnish Railways unifies ticket sales

Finnish national railway operator VR Group has dramatically altered its ticket sales. The company’s distribution system has been unified for both long-distance and commuter trains. To this end, VR Group developed new digital services.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko