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01 Apr 2019 | 02:41 PM UTC

Finland: Technical issue causes VR train disruptions in Helsinki April 1

Finland News Alert

Technical issue causes VR train delays and cancelations in Helsinki area April 1; lingering disruptions to be expected over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/1/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Helsinki). COUNTRY/REGION Helsinki


A traffic control system failure led to VR train delays and cancelations in and around the capital Helsinki on Monday morning (local time), April 1. Local and long-distance trains came to a standstill on Monday with dozens of trains on the K, R, A, E, U, Y, Z, P, and I lines impacted. As of 11:45 (local time), Traffic Management Finland reported that the technical issue had been addressed and that replacement bus services are running during the afternoon until train services normalize.

Lingering delays and cancelations are to be expected in the coming hours.


Individuals in and around Helsinki are advised to monitor local developments, prepare for further train delays and cancelations, adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities. Information related to train services can be found on the VR website.


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