Major global trends of digitalisation and sustainability increasingly guide the development cycle of component services in rail transport. VR FleetCare’s Vice President of Component Services, Anders Karlsson, and Head of Digital Services, Sami Kalevirta, explain how these trends impact the way that VR FleetCare undertakes the maintenance of rolling stock…
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By installing a ETCS L2 test track on the Kotka-Kouvola-Hamina line, FTIA will launch a nationwide train control system update to ETCS L2.
The train, which will operate between Vainikkala and Hamina in Finland, will enable VR Transpoint to increase the efficiency of its freight transportation services.
Kaspars Briškens, Head of Strategy and Development at the Rail Baltica joint venture, RB Rail AS, explains why a comprehensive approach to noise and vibration reduction is included in the Rail Baltica infrastructure project and how this contributes to the overall goal of achieving zero environmental impact once the rail…
Kaspars Briškens, Head of Strategy and Development at the Rail Baltica joint venture, RB Rail AS, explores some of the long-term benefits that the Rail Baltica project must achieve with the help of innovation, digitalisation and sustainable greenfield infrastructure development.
In Finland, winter is the longest season and can last several months. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) is responsible for maintaining and developing the country’s railway network, whatever the weather, and in an interview with Global Railway Review, FTIA’s Railway Director, Markku Nummelin, explains the new solutions currently being…
The €13,523,414 contract for the 'Latvia North' project of the Rail Baltica high-speed rail line has been awarded to Ardanuy Ingeniería and INECO.
The new diesel-electric locomotives for Finland´s VR Group is expected to improve the operational efficiency on non-electrified lines; 45 per cent of the Finnish rail network.
If successfully completed, the infrastructure between Helsinki and Tallinn would be the longest undersea tunnel in the world.
Kaspars Briškens - Business Development Director, Rail Baltica - discusses the Rail Baltica project, which aims to integrate the Baltic States in the European rail network through a new rail infrastructure
Transtech, Škoda Transportation's subsidiary in Finland, will supply 20 new double-deck coaches to Finland.
23 March 2016 | By Anne Berner, Minister of Transport and Communications, Finland
To ensure Finland’s competitiveness, rail transport chains between exports, imports and regions must be efficient, as should distribution, commuting and international connections. Railways play an important role but there are certain parts of the network that are defective. The state is being criticised for not paying sufficient attention to the…
23 March 2016 | By Jouni Kekäle – VR Track’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development
VR Track Oy is Finland’s biggest rail constructor, with expertise covering all aspects of railway engineering, from design to project implementation. The company employs some 1,450 expert personnel in Finland and approximately 350 people in Sweden. In an interview for Global Railway Review, Jouni Kekäle – VR Track’s Vice President…
27 May 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
VR Track, a subsidiary of Finnish state-owned railway company VR Group, has established a joint venture with Vossloh to operate three switch production locations and long welded rail production...
30 April 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
VR Group, the state owned Finnish travel, logistics and infrastructure engineering service company, has reported a challenging start to the year in its 2015 Q1 results.