Greener traffic

The target year for many of VR Group's environmental objectives is 2020.

The aim is that by the year 2020 renewable energy will account for 60 per cent of the Group's energy consumption. Energy efficiency of train traffic will be improved by 20 per cent. Read more about the targets here.

The year 2014 saw the introduction of a number of changes that will make travel on VR trains and on Pohjolan Liikenne buses and coaches more environmentally friendly. For example, train, lorry, bus and coach drivers were provided with training for more economic driving. Read more about the changes here.

In logistics, trains were made bigger, which reduced train kilometres even though volumes increased at the same time. This saved both the environment and costs.

Recycling and cleanliness are also an important part of environmentally friendly public transport. Read more about the topic here.