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At VR, we promote responsible transport of the future with our solid experience gained from 160 years of operations.

VR's Annual Report 2023

Our brand new, revised annual report has been published! In the annual report, we provide detailed insights into the highlights of the year, our sustainability efforts, corporate governance, and financial figures.

VR expands in Sweden – acquires long-distance traffic operator MTR Express (Sweden) AB

VR-Group Plc is acquiring the long-distance traffic business of MTR Nordic AB's Swedish subsidiary MTR Express (Sweden) AB (MTRX). VR has been operating in Sweden since 2022. With this acquisition, the company's operations will expand in the Swedish passenger transport market from regional contracted services to long-distance traffic. The transaction requires approval from the Swedish competition authority. 

VR and SSAB are electrifying heavy industry transports

The steel company SSAB Europe and VR's logistics unit VR Transpoint have launched a joint project to electrify heavy industry transport. VR is investing in low-emission road transport by acquiring all-electric trucks that will be used in the transports of SSAB Europe. In terms of total mass, the trucks to be procured will be some of the largest to operate electronically in regular customer deliveries in Finland. SSAB Europe, in turn, is investing in charging stations for heavy vehicles.

In 2023, the VR long-distance traffic included over 15 million journeys

In 2023, VR’s long-distance traffic included over 15 million journeys, which is an all-time record. The 14 per cent increase from the previous year was due to the increased popularity of business and work travel mainly on weekdays, as well as free-time travel.

Our business areas

We are a passenger, logistics and maintenance service company owned by the Finnish state, and we increase the popularity of environmentally friendly rail and city traffic.

Already 160 years on the rails

Regular train traffic started between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna on 17 March 1862. Railways have played a key role in the development of Finnish society – and continue to do so.

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