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Making Finland’s passenger rail services more competitive

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CPCS guided the Finnish government in its process to open passenger rail services to competition by 2026.


Sector: Transport, rail

Client: Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications

Client type: Government

Location: Europe

Project type: Strategy, public policy

Advisory services: Economic impact assessments



Assignment: Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications sought our rail expertise to validate, optimize, and support the development and implementation of a concession-based model for passenger rail services.

  • Finland’s ambition is moving from a single, state-controlled rail operator to a liberalized, concession-based rail market.

Outcome: CPCS reviewed and validated the Ministry’s plans, ensuring they’re aligned with industry best practices. We crafted a compelling business case for change, articulating the costs and benefits. The industry structure and concession model underwent rigorous scrutiny for heightened efficiency.

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