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VR Group

Company name 
Company typeGovernment-owned corporation
IndustryRail Transport
Founded1862
HeadquartersHelsinki
Key peopleMikael Aro, CEO
ProductsRail Transport, Rail Construction, Services
Revenue(+) -1422.6 million (2010)
Net income(+) -43.1 million (2010)
Employees12600

VR Group

Railway information
Name 
LocaleFinland
Track gauge1524
Broad gauge

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VR or VR Group ( , ) is a state-owned railway company in Finland. Formerly known as Suomen Valtion Rautatiet (Finnish State Railways) until 1922 and Valtionrautatiet / Statsjärnvägarna (State Railways) until 1995. Its most important function is the operation of freight and passenger rail services.

Since 2010, the maintenance and the construction of the railway network are the responsibility of the Finnish Transport Agency ( ). The operation and network were originally carried out by the parent company Valtionrautatiet until 1995, when it was split into VR Group and the rail administration entity Ratahallintokeskus.


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