VR to lose monopoly rights on Russian freight

(Finnish YLE 16.9.2013)

The Finnish State Railways VR is to lose its right to carry transit freight traffic to and from the Russian border, if a new proposal from the Transport Ministry goes through. The move would affect around a third of VR´s income from freight transport.
The change could be costly for VR, which derives a third of its freight income from such traffic at present. Private train companies, on the other hand, welcome the prospect of increased access to the rail freight business.

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Uppdated: 2013-10-01
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