FINNS STRIVE TO REDUCE RAIL JOURNEY TIME

The article discusses the improvements underway with Finland's national rail network to reduce trip times through a combination of new line construction, track upgrading, and new rolling stock. While money is in place for existing track programs, sufficient resources are lacking to build new lines to address the problem of capacity on the 5600 km network, 90% of which is composed of single track lines. The Finnish Rail Administration is striving to overcome some of the infrastructure problems while VR, the state owned operator responsible for passenger and freight services, is investing in new rolling stock to improve trip times.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Bennett, S
  • Publication Date: 2003-10

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00964063
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2003 12:00AM