Our operating environment is affected by various factors, such as the economic downturn, the energy crisis, Russia's war of aggression and climate change. New regulatory proposals, the extensive repair backlog of the transport network, planned infrastructure projects and the increased competition in rail traffic are also shaping our operating environment as well as the Finnish rail transport market and VR's operations in many ways.
We want to create a growing, customer-oriented and climate-friendly rail transport market in Finland, inviting more competition and new services. Our aim is to increase the share of rail traffic in modes of passenger transport to 10% (6.2% in 2019) and in freight traffic to 30% (22% in 2022). This requires sufficient investments in infrastructure.
It is evident that rail transport is the perfect mode of transport for the future as it can reduce emissions, promote the clean transition, expand commuting options and support Finland's security of supply and economic growth. We promote these goals in active social dialogue and in close cooperation with our various stakeholders.