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HELENSKI (Metro Rail Information): The Finnish nationwide railway firm VR Group has ordered 9 sleeping automobiles and eight passenger automobile freight automobiles from the Škoda Group. The worth of the contract is 50 million euros and the trains shall be produced on the Finnish manufacturing web site of the Škoda Group in Otanmäki. They are going to be in service by the tip of 2025. The contract additionally consists of an choice to buy 30 extra sleeping automobiles and 30 automobile freight automobiles.

Night time rail transport is gaining recognition in Finland. The brand new practice automobiles will complement the VR Group’s current fleet of night time trains and thus meet current passenger demand.

The VR order is necessary to us because it strengthens the order guide at our Otanmäki plant. The snug sleeping automobile idea will give us a foothold within the European market, which is experiencing a brand new increase in night time practice journey. It is simple and easy to board the practice in your hometown and get up within the morning rested and refreshed on the remaining vacation spot, says Juha Vierros, President of the Northern Area of the Škoda Group.

The recognition of in a single day practice journey has grown considerably lately. With this new fleet, we wish to reply to the desires of our prospects and additional enhance the journey expertise. For instance, working and eating in your personal cabin shall be extra snug than ever, says VR CEO Elisa Markula.

Particular person cabins are designed to resemble lodge rooms, so passengers can each work comfortably and relaxation undisturbed in the course of the journey. All cabins are geared up with bathrooms, some have their very own bathe. There are particular household cabins for households with kids, which may accommodate a cot. Along with consolation, particular consideration has been paid to soundproofing the cabins in order that passengers can benefit from the journey.

Our fleet meets the calls for of VR by bringing consolation, pleasure and ease to in a single day practice journey. The in a single day practice is a snug and engaging various to each automobile and air journey. Key components are the performance of the cabin, non-public bathrooms/showers and purposeful furnishings, to which now we have paid nice consideration, explains Antti Korhonen, Škoda Group Gross sales Supervisor Area North. “Our night time practice idea for VR Group is a mix of consolation and performance. The cabins are snug for a simple trip journey and purposeful for working in peace in the course of the journey,” continues Korhonen.

The sleeping automobiles shall be put into service on the present night time strains, ie from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere to Oulu, Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi and Kolari. Sleeping automobiles shall be complemented by automobile freight automobiles, permitting passengers to move their car on the similar time.

The contract additionally consists of an choice to buy an extra 30 sleeping automobiles and 30 automobile freight automobiles. Due to this selection, will probably be doable to extend the frequency of companies and develop routes sooner or later. As well as, the choice will permit the substitute of outdated practice automobiles whose lifespan is coming to an finish.

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