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The latest news on VR's train traffic

From 11 January 2021, we will be cutting back on our services due to low demand

The new COVID-19 restrictions have reduced train travel. As a result, we are cutting back on our services due to low demand, starting from 11 January 2021. Once demand picks up, we will resume all suspended services promptly, even on one weekday’s notice. The cancellations do not apply to night train services, railbus services or the regional transport of Southern Finland.

Train tickets for winter and spring for sale on 17 Dec

On Thursday 17 Dec we will publish tickets both for the domestic long distance day trains and VR´s commuter trains for the period 11 Jan - 27 March 2021. Tickets for the night trains are available until 30 October 2021.

Winter time begins – changes in timetables

Finland transitions to winter time on Sunday 25 October with clocks moving at 04:00 a.m. from summer time to standard time, 03:00 a.m. The turning of the clocks will affect a couple of train services in the night between Saturday and Sunday.

Eastern Finland

Trains will be replaced with buses between Lappeenranta–Joensuu and between Parikkala–Savonlinna from approx. 7 p.m. on Midsummer Eve, Friday 19 June, until 11 a.m. on Sunday 21 June.

Tampere–Jyväskylä

All train services will be replaced with buses from 12 noon on Midsummer Eve, Friday 19 June, and 12 midnight on Sunday 21 June.

Tampere–Pori

All train services will be replaced with buses on Midsummer Day 20 June.

Turku–Toijala

Some train services between Turku–Tampere will be replaced with buses on Midsummer Day 20 June and Sunday 21 June.

Railroad work during Midsummer

Plenty of railroad work will be carried out again during Midsummer in order to ensure the smooth flow of traffic on the tracks.

Helsinki–Turku Coastal Railway

On Midsummer Day 20 June, the long-distance trains between Kirkkonummi–Helsinki will be replaced with buses.

Station name changes

From now on, Pännäinen railway station will be known as Pietarsaari-Pedersöre.