Topic: Finland

VR Group wants more Metsa cargo on trains

Finnish state-owned railway company VR Group and Finnish forest industry group Metsa Group agreed on shifting more goods from road to rail to reduce their CO2 emissions. According to VR Group, this measure would lead...Read more
|Comment|author: Marco Raimondi
View over Leinelä railway station in Leinelä, Koivukylä, Vantaa, Finland. Source: Simo Räsänen/Wikimedia Commons

Will Finland adopt the European gauge?

Finland’s Minister of Transport and Communications Timo Harakka has called the recent proposal by the European Commission on the European standard rail gauge “unreasonable”. The views of Finnish officials and experts vary, but specifically the...Read more
|1 comment|author: Esther Geerts

Rail freight traffic Finland-Russia resumes

UPDATEThree days after suspending traffic between Finland and Russia, VR Group can resume it. Effective from Wednesday, 30 March, the decision to restart rail freight operations to and from Russia results from further consultation with...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Nurminen Logistics joins the Middle Corridor

Finnish logistics company Nurminen Logistics and Kazakhstan Railways signed an agreement on commercialising the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, also known as the Middle Corridor. The two parties plan to launch test trains through this route...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios