Topic: VR Group

Finnish VR Group takes over Arriva Sweden

VR Group from Finland is acquiring Swedish bus and railway company Arriva Sweden, previously owned by Deutsche Bahn. With the takeover of Sweden’s third largest train operator, VR Group wants to grow and strengthen its...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Finland enters new PSO contract with VR

VR Group and the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications have reached an agreement on purchased transport services until 2030 under public service obligation (PSO). Finland’s national operator also commits itself to major fleet acquisitions,...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
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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