VR Group puts up for sale freight traffic rolling stock that has received a recycling decision

VR Group puts up for sale 31 Ome freight traffic enrichment wagons, which the company has decided to recycle. The rolling stock will be sold as a whole in an auction for companies in cooperation with the Huutokaupat.com web service on 13 September.

“The recycling of rolling stock is a sustainable way of disposing of an unserviceable asset. The necessary components and spare parts, such as bogies, are first recovered from the recycled rolling stock for use in the remaining rolling stock, because the availability of spare parts is weak or has already been completely exhausted,” says Eljas Koistinen, Senior Vice President, VR Transpoint.

There are a total of 31 enrichment wagons for sale. The wagons were originally manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s. Typically, the planned service life of a freight wagon is approximately 30 years. The rolling stock units to be sold may not be identical, as the components they contain may vary. The rolling stock to be sold is not in operating condition as such, and VR Group is not responsible for the safe operating condition, transfers or railworthiness of the rolling stock. The wagons will be sold in their entirety as scrap iron, and a reserve price has been set in the auction for the whole. The auction is aimed at companies, and participation must be announced in advance. If no noteworthy bids are received by the deadline, the rolling stock will end up in material recycling. More than 90 per cent of the material in the rolling stock can be recycled. Detailed information about the rolling stock is available on the company’s website.

In the future, VR Group will put up for sale all of its rolling stock that has received a recycling decision, and the company will only announce this on its website. In the future, the rolling stock will become available for sale as VR Group makes recycling decisions regarding its rolling stock.

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