Our company

Pääkaupunkiseudun Junakalusto Oy went into operation at the beginning of 2004. It is owned by the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa as well as VR-Group Ltd.

Pääkaupunkiseudun Junakalusto Oy is a purchasing unit that operates according to EU's public procurement legislation. It was established to procure and lease out the new rolling stock needed in the traffic managed by HSL.

The company's mission is to take care of procuring trains skilfully and efficiently. The company will invite tenders for trains and subsequent maintenance as well as financing.

A long-term procurement strategy and large enough orders will allow the company to obtain the best possible terms and reduce overall costs.

The company will lease out the procured train units by a long-term leasing contract to HSL (Helsinki Regional Transport Authority), which will in turn supply train units to the operator i.e. VR.

In the future HSL has a possibility to arrange competitive tendering also for the operation of the trains if the legislation enables or requires that.

The company will not yield profits, but the benefits its produces will result in lower costs in the commuter traffic of the metropolitan area organized by HSL.