Finland has introduced a new 7,000 ton freight train hauled by two Siemens Vectron locomotives, topping its previous 6,000 ton record.
Finland's state railway company VR Group has started producing energy. It has installed solar panels on Pendolino Hall at its Helsinki depot.
VR subsidiary VR FleetCare has won a 10-year contract to service and maintain Helsinki's 81 Sm5 FLIRT EMUs as part of a competitive tender.
The Railway-News Industry Insider Week 18 with all the rail news from 29 Apr to 3 May, including the new 'explosion-proof' train for Tel Aviv.
Skoda has won a contract with Finnish VR Group for seven restaurant cars, which should enter commercial service in 2021–2022.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 16: Stadler presents its new Capricorn train and wins locomotive contract in Finland.
Stadler has signed a contract with VR Group to supply 60 diesel-electric locomotives. The first five will enter service in 2022.