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VR Group - Articles and news items

VR Group reports challenging start to the year

Rail industry news / 30 April 2015 /

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.

Exclusive Online Only Article – A Scandinavian restaurant on rail

Rail industry news / 16 July 2014 /

There’s a new unique type of train in operation in northern and eastern Finland – a double-deck restaurant car that can’t be found anywhere else in the world…

VR Group opens 26 new restaurants – double deck restaurant cars to enter service

Rail industry news / 8 January 2014 /

The first double deck DuettoPlus restaurant car will be introduced in early 2014…

Siemens to deliver locomotives to Finland

Rail industry news / 23 December 2013 /

Finnish State Railways place major order worth more than 300 million Euros with an option for an additional 97 locomotives including maintenance…

NEC Portugal supplies GSM-R radios to Finnish railway operator VR-Group

Rail industry news / 26 June 2012 /

Project will develop, manufacture, supply and install radio equipment for the driving cabinets of VR-Group locomotives…

Allegro boosts rail travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Issue 3 2011 / 31 May 2011 /

The high-speed Allegro rail service between Helsinki in Finland and St. Petersburg in Russia began operating on 12 December 2010. The service cuts the journey time between the two cities by more than two hours to three and a half hours. The Allegros have a top speed of 220km/h and faster journey was achieved by introducing rolling stock with the latest technology, speeding up border formalities and improving the track. The Allegros are electric train sets, so there is no need to change engines now.

The train takes passengers from city centre to city centre. After leaving Helsinki, the Allegro trains stop in Finland in Pasila, Tikkurila, Lahti, Kouvola and Vainikkala and in Russia at Vyborg before arriving in St. Petersburg, just as the old trains to Russia have done.

Transtech delivers double deck driving coaches and restaurant coaches to VR

Rail industry news / 24 March 2011 /

Transtech Oy and VR Group have signed supply contracts on delivery of 12 driving coaches and 15 restaurant coaches during the years 2013 and 2014…