VR Group as a company

Mission

VR Group's main mission is to provide its customers with high-quality and environmentally friendly travel and logistics services. We meet customer needs by providing infrastructure engineering services that cover the full life cycle of the projects. We operate primarily in Finland, Sweden and Russia.

Three core business divisions

VR Group comprises three business divisions: VR provides passenger services for long-distance and commuter traffic with both trains and buses; VR Transpoint provides logistics services for both railway and road logistics; and VR Track specialises in infrastructure engineering and provides its customers with design, construction and maintenance services and supplies railway materials. 

VR

VR Group’s passenger services consist of long-distance and commuter rail services operated by VR and the bus and coach services provided by Pohjolan Liikenne. 

Avecra provides restaurant and catering services and is responsible for restaurant, cafe and kiosk services on trains and in railway stations. Avecra is a subsidiary of VR Group, and the British Rail Gourmet Group has a minority holding in Avecra.

HSL (Helsinki Region Transport) is a major customer for rail and road passenger services. HSL purchases commuter rail services from VR and bus services from Pohjolan Liikenne in the Helsinki region.

Read more at www.vrgroup.fi and www.vr.fi, www.pohjolanliikenne.fi and www.avecra.fi.

VR Transpoint

VR Transpoint is the leading logistics operator in Finland and in traffic between Finland and Russia. VR Transpoint provides rail logistics services, and mass goods and international logistics services by road.

VR Transpoint’s customers are Finnish and international companies in the forest, metal and chemical industries and large and medium-sized companies that need logistics solutions for bulk goods transport. Forwarding companies and other logistics businesses are also important customer sectors.

Read more at www.vrgroup.fi and www.vrtranspoint.fi

VR Track

VR Track is Finland's biggest track builder and one of the country's biggest infrastructure builders and engineering offices. Their services cover the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects: design, construction and maintenance. VR Track is also a major supplier of railway materials. In addition to Finland, VR Track also operates in Sweden.

VR Track’s customers include the Government, municipalities, ports and companies using railway services and other infrastructure engineering services. The Finnish Transport Agency is their biggest customer.

Read more at www.vrgroup.fi and www.vrtrack.fi.

Internal services

Internal services support VR Group's business operations.

The maintenance unit provides maintenance services for rail rolling stock mainly to VR Group’s divisions and support units. It also has the associated companies Pääkaupunkiseudun Junakalusto Oy and Karelian Trains Ltd as its customers. The maintenance unit is responsible for maintaining railway rolling stock at five depots and two workshops. Centralised Operations, which is part of the maintenance unit, provides expert services for railway rolling stock and systems.

Read more at www.vrgroup.fi.

Train operations provides internal services for VR Group's business operations. It is also responsible for locomotive and train driver services and for a number of the Group's joint planning tasks. It also maintains an operations centre, which is responsible for managing rail traffic during service disruptions.

The main customers of train operations are VR Group’s passenger services, VR Transpoint and rolling stock maintenance services.

Read more at www.vrgroup.fi.

International business

The VR Group has international business in passenger services, logistics and infrastructure engineering, mainly in Russia and Sweden.

The Russia and International Business division promotes and develops VR Group’s international business in cooperation with the business divisions. Russia and International Business also looks after the Group’s interests on the international front, including EU lobbying and relations with Russia, and it is responsible for VR Group’s representative office in Moscow.

Read more at www.vrgroup.fi.

VR Group organisation

VR Group organisation