Topic: Finland

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

Extensive programme for level crossings in Finland

Finland is implementing a four-year programme dedicated to safety enhancements at the level crossings. The local infrastrustructure agency Väylävirasto is installing the necessary equipment including barriers and warning signals at 129 sites. In addition, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Night trains halted in Finland

Finnish railway operator VR Group has suspended all the night trains in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision will be in effect until at least 24 May. In addition, the railway company...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko