There were no serious rail accidents in Finland in 2015. There were no accidents in train traffic or shunting operations resulting in deaths among passengers or personnel. The most serious incident occurred in Hyvinkää in March, which involved a commuter train travelling at excessive speed.
There was an overall decline in deviations in both train and shunting operations. Only the number of shunting-related derailments increased. Supervisors held more safety briefings than in 2015 to improve the safety culture, and the target for occupational safety observations by employees was substantially exceeded.
VR Group achieved its accident rate target with a rate of 15.3 against a target of 16.5. (Accidents per million hours worked) VR Group is continuing its systematic work to reduce the number of accidents.