Rail freight Finland-Russia: traffic to phase out gradually, private operators affected

Rail freight traffic between Finland and Russia will gradually cease after the existing transport contracts of state-controlled company VR Group end. For now, traffic is still possible. However, in the following months, this will not be the case anymore. “Private operators are also affected by this decision since, without VR, trains won’t cross the border”, said Sanna Kauppi from RailGate Finland, the administrator company of the Kouvola rail and road terminal.

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Author: Nikos Papatolios

Nikos Papatolios is editor of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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