Finland cancels passenger service with Russia
The Finnish carrier VR will suspend the movement of Allegro trains connecting the state with the Russian Federation. Allegro’s last trips will take place on Sunday 27 March. In particular, only a morning trip is scheduled from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. Both regular trips will be operated back.
This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply, citing a company message.
VR customers can return Allegro tickets purchased for canceled trains free of charge.
It should be noted that in early March, the Finnish operator VR announced that it was terminating cooperation with Russian Railways until further notice.
At the same time, it was clarified that, at the request of the authorities, passenger transportation on the Allegro train was carried out so that VR Group could ensure the return of the Finns home from the Russian Federation.
“During these weeks, people who wanted to leave the Russian Federation managed to leave the country. Due to the sanctions, it is no longer advisable to continue Allegro traffic, so we are suspending traffic for the time being, ”said Topi Simola, Passenger Transportation Director.
As previously reported, the Finnish Railways has stopped accepting goods from Russian leasing companies and shippers.
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