VR procures new commuter trains from Switzerland

The Finnish transportation company VR procures 20 electric multiple unit trains from Stadler. The trains will be put into service in spring 2026. The procurement also includes options to order 50 more trains from Stadler as well as maintenance services for the trains. The value of the procurement without options is approximately 250 million euros.

We’re proud to be involved in this project. It will a big leap for a better: the new commuter trains are 50% more energy-efficient than VR’s existing commuter rolling stock. The interior of the trains can be modified as needed, which means that, for example, the number of bike spaces can be increased for summer.

The trains are designed with a key focus on travel comfort. The new commuter trains have seats with tables to make it easier than before to work on a laptop during the journey. In addition, the trains will have wireless Internet connection and charging stations at every seat.

The new commuter trains combine sustainability, Finnish design and Swiss engineering. The trains will be assembled at a Stadler factory in Poland and some of the components will be manufactured in Switzerland.