Topic: VR Group

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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 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

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

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

Finnish Railways collects data on turnouts

VR FleetCare and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency have started a new pilot project. It is devoted to the closer examination of 80 railway turnouts. The obtained data will help both participants to better understand...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Lastochka train of Russian Railways, source: Russian Railways (RZD)

Russia tests new cross-border link to Finland

Russian Railways has tested the new cross-border route to neighbouring Finland. It connects Saint Petersburg and Imatra, a Finnish city close to the border with Russia. The test journey was performed by the Lastochka train,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko