New DuettoPlus restaurant cars into service
The double-deck DuettoPlus restaurant cars were taken into service between Helsinki and Oulu on 27 January 2014.
At the end of March 2014, they also started operating on services to Joensuu, Imatra and Seinäjoki. VR has ordered a total of 26 DuettoPlus cars that all will be operational by the end of 2015.
On its upper deck, the DuettoPlus car has a passenger compartment with 41 seats and on the lower deck a restaurant for 53 persons. The new restaurant cars offer a broader range of fresh meals. In addition to meals, there are also breakfast options and sweet pastries. Avecra is responsible for the range of products on offer on the DuettoPlus cars.
Special consideration has been given to bigger groups: on the upper deck, there is a conference compartment for 12 persons and tables with four seats around them. The car also has nine comfortable individual seats, for those wishing to work during the journey. There is a separate kiosk for the busiest services.
DuettoPlus received an honourable mention in the Fennia Prize 2014 design competition.