Who’s who in Digirail: Jonas Eriksson, Vice president, ERTMS program at VR

What do you do for a living and what is your role in the Digirail project?  I work as a project director in VR’s Digirail operations.  How long have you been working on the project? How did you get involved in the Digirail project?  I joined the project in spring 2021. My predecessor, who played […]

Procurement kept Digirail employees busy this year – what will 2024 bring?

We have year 2023 just about wrapped up. And the coming year is just around the corner. What does the past year look like at this point? And what progress can be made in 2024? Jari Pylvänäinen, Project Manager of the project alliance, shares his reflections on the past year and also provides us with […]

Procurement for the new test laboratory of the Digirail project will begin next year – Several different technologies can be tested in the laboratory

The interoperability of the components of the European Rail Traffic Management System to be introduced in Finland will be tested in a test laboratory built for this purpose. The preparatory work for the laboratory’s system and equipment procurement is almost at the finish line, and procurement related to the construction of the laboratory will begin […]

Digirail wants the utilisation of commercial networks to be part of EU regulation: “There is no point in not using existing infrastructure”

Finland will phase out the National Train Control System (JKV) used in railway communications at the turn of the 2030s. It will be replaced by the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), for which Finland is developing the utilisation of commercial radio networks as the communications network solution. Janne Hauta, Senior Ministerial Adviser at the […]