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…
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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.
9 April 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
The Siemens Vectron locomotive for a broad gauge rail system was revealed today at a ceremony in Helsinki, Finland.
7 April 2015 | By Kari Ruohonen, Director General of Projects at the Finnish Transport Agency
The greatest challenge in Finland is an insufficient amount of maintenance funds which have resulted in maintenance backlogs in both railway and road infrastructure management. In a report completed in autumn 2014, the parliamentary working group under the Minister of Transport and Local Government proposed an additional annual appropriation of…
4 March 2015 | By Prime Minister’s Office, Finland
Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has recently revealed that the government has decided to apply for EU support under the TEN-T transport network programme for the Helsinki City Rail Loop project – a new 7.8km-long underground railway beneath the city centre, including three new stations...
5 August 2014 | By Kimmo Sinisalo, Project Manager for Rail Tendering at HSL
HSL – the Helsinki Region Transport Authority – will start the opening of the Finnish passenger rail market by tendering the contract for local trains starting in 2018. Kimmo Sinisalo – Project Manager for Rail Tendering at HSL – provides more details...