Information published on 12 December 2011 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 270.

Finland: VR is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2012

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The year will celebrate the history of Finnish railways and the importance of railway services as an ecofriendly form of transport. The actual date of the anniversary is 17 March, which is when scheduled railway services began between Helsinki and Hämeenlinna in 1862.

“We have many good reasons for celebrating our anniversary year. VR has played and still plays an important role in Finnish society,” explains President and CEO Mikael Aro.

For VR this will be a working celebration, shared with its passengers. During the year customers will be able to take advantage of various benefits and special offers and participate in events at railway stations.

“The anniversary year gives us an opportunity for positive interaction with customers and partners. There are many railway enthusiasts and rail transport fans in Finland who can hardly wait for the anniversary year to begin,” says Mr Aro.

(Source: VR)