Cargo traffic of Finnish State Railways VR

Last updated 06/09/2018 - 15:24

Volume of railway freight traffic increased significantly

Compared to the previous year, VR’s freight transport volume in 2018 went up by approximately 50 per cent to 1,351,788 tonnes. However, in October–December the volume of freight transport took a slight downturn and went down by 2 per cent compared to the previous year. The figures were compared to those from late 2017, when freight transport volumes were already growing rapidly.

The growth of freight traffic volumes picked up in 2017

The volume of freight traffic reduced strongly after 2008 but took an upward turn again in 2017. Over the past ten years, the volume of outgoing freight transport in particular has decreased, and its share of total freight traffic has decreased clearly. Outgoing goods now contribute approximately one per cent of all freight traffic.