We advised VR-Group Plc in the procurement of rolling stock for commuter train service which was conducted as a negotiated procedure in accordance with the Utilities Procurement Act (1398/2016). VR Group selected Stadler as the contractual supplier to deliver 20 SmX train units. The procurement also includes the options to order 50 more trains as well as maintenance services for the trains. The new commuter trains are 50% more energy-efficient than the existing rolling stock. The value of the rolling stock procurement is approximately EUR 250 million, excluding the options. The new trains will begin operating in the spring of 2026.