Why Digirail?

The railways of the future need a modern and cost-efficient solution for securing the competitiveness of railway traffic.

More environmentally friendly rail traffic
More capacity and greater cost-effectiveness
Improved operational reliability and safety
New growth platform for services

Information on the Digirail project

In the Digirail project, the train control system will be renewed. What does it mean in practice? What does the new modern European radio network-based train control system involve? Click here for more information about the project.

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The Digirail Story

The Digirail project employs a unique group of experts who have a passion for the railway sector and its reform. Together, our inter-disciplinary team of experts is finding solutions to modernise the Finnish train control system. With the ongoing development work, we will have a strong impact on the future of rail traffic. Read more about the complete Digirail story

From preparations to decisions!

The Digirail project has Digirail is aiming for safe and efficient rail traffic. The Digirail report, published on 2 July 2021, provides information about forthcoming upgrades to technical railway systems. The Digirail project is progressing from the preparatory to the practical phase, as digital access control systems are now being built and piloted on railways.

Digirail is a significant investment in rail transport
Digirail is aiming for safe and efficient rail traffic
Digirail will test new solutions based on 5G data transfer

The Digirail project was launched in 2019. The project’s analysis phase ended in April 2020, and was followed by a preparatory phase that ran from August 2020 to April 2021.
Its development and verification phase began in early autumn 2021.

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Latest news


The first supplier for Digirail has been selected – Creating a foundation for the future of the entire railway system


Field testing has started on the Kouvola-Kotka-Hamina track section


The planning for the construction of the EKA track section is progressing on schedule – important lessons learnt are being collected for the benefit of the next planning phase

Taking the journey together

In addition to these actors, many other organisations, experts and partners that provide supporting functions are involved in the planning of Digirail.