VR FleetCare’s first contract from Norway – modernisation of eight couchette coaches
6. April 2021 News and press releases
The objective of the modernisation project is to improve passenger comfort and safety as well as to renew the appearance of the cars to correspond with Vy Tog’s brand. The work will be carried out in Finland at VR FleetCare’s Oulu depot and the Pieksämäki service workshop.
Improvements to enhance winter safety and operational reliability
The couchette coaches , which were previously used by Deutsche Bahn, will undergo extensive modifications before they can operate in Norway. The cars will be painted on the outside and modifications to make them operationally reliable in the winter will be carried out. The interiors of the cars will also be renewed, and travel comfort increased.
The cars will be transported to Finland in a sustainable manner by rail
The contract covers the transport of six cars from Crailsheim, Germany, and two cars from Oslo, Norway, to Oulu, Finland. First, the cars will arrive at the Oulu depot via Tornio, where most of the work will be carried out. During the refurbishment, the cars will also go to Pieksämäki workshop, where they will be surface-treated and painted.
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