Making Finland’s passenger rail services more competitive
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
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.