National rail operator VR invests in new sleeping cars and car carriers
Finnish rail operator VR has announced in a press release that nine new sleeping cars and eight car transport cars have been purchased from Škoda Transtech Oy. The new rolling stock will meet the growing demand for night train travel and the expectations of passengers.
VR's goal is to make night train travel even more popular. The new coaches will be used on night train routes from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere to Oulu, Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi and Kolari. VR's current night train fleet consists of 80 sleeping cars and 33 car transport cars.
The new carriages are scheduled to be in service by the end of 2025. The value of the procurement is around 50 million euros.