Cargo traffic of Finnish State Railways VR

Last updated 22/06/2020 - 16:02

Amount of railway freight traffic decreased

The amount of VR’s cargo traffic at Helsinki stations decreased in January–March by approximately 7 per cent to 324,713 tonnes. Outgoing freight fell by 24 per cent and incoming freight by 7 per cent from the corresponding period of the previous year. Outgoing goods only made up approximately 1 per cent of all freight traffic.

The growth of freight traffic volumes picked up in 2017

The volume of freight traffic reduced clearly 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.