Finnish railway operator VR adds more pet seats to trains during the World Winner Show weekend

Finnish railway operator VR adds more pet seats to trains during the World Winner Show.

VR has increased the number of pet seats on their trains to 42 seats from the normal 14 seats for some train connections running between Helsinki and Tampere during the World Winner Show. This special arrangement aims to make travelling from Helsinki to Tampere easier for exhibitors on their way to the World Show.

Travellers arriving at Helsinki-Vantaa airport take the commuter train P from the airport to Tikkurila station where they will catch a connecting long-distance train to Tampere.

Special WS2018 train connections:

Thursday 25 Oct 2018
From Helsinki at 14:49 – arrives in Tampere at 16:46 (Inter City 151)
From Helsinki at 16:49 – arrives in Tampere at 18:46 (Inter City 177) 
From Helsinki at 17:49 – arrives in Tampere at 19:46 (Inter City 179) 
From Helsinki at 18:49 – arrives in Tampere at 20:46 (Inter City 149)

Friday 26 Oct 2018
From Helsinki at 14:49 – arrives in Tampere at 16:46 (Inter City 151)
From Helsinki at 16:49 – arrives in Tampere at 18:46 (Inter City 177) 
From Helsinki at 17:49 – arrives in Tampere at 19:46 (Inter City 179) 
From Helsinki at 18:49 – arrives in Tampere at 20:46 (Inter City 149)

Sunday 28 Oct 2018
From Tampere at 18:02 – arrives in Helsinki at 19:44 (Inter City 50)
From Tampere at 19:02 – arrives in Helsinki at 20:44 (Inter City 26)
From Tampere at 20:13 – arrives in Helsinki at 22:09 (Inter City 186)

Monday 29 Oct 2018
From Tampere at 8:17 – arrives in Helsinki at 10:13 (Inter City 150)
From Tampere at 9:13 – arrives in Helsinki at 11:09 (Inter City 140)
From Tampere at 10:02 – arrives in Helsinki at 11:44 (Inter City 20)

Price

25 euros per person + max 2 pets in the same carrier per direction. Fee for extra carrier is 5 euros. The price of the ticket includes a one way trip between Helsinki/Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Tampere.

Reservations

Should you want to reserve a seat in one of the WS2018 special train connections, please send an email to agent.service@vr.fi . Please write "World Show 2018" in the subject field. In the message, please state your name, the train you wish to make a reservation for, how many carriers you have with you, your email address for delivery of the tickets and your phone number for payment purposes.

Payment

The payment is made over the phone. VR customer service will call you in the number provided during office hours and you will need to provide your payment card details (card number, expiration date and CVS card security code). The tickets will be delivered to the email address provided after the payment is made. Accepted payment methods are Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron and Maestro.

Validity period

Reservations can be made until 27 Sept 2018.

NB! Should the abovementioned train connections not be suitable, pet seats can also be bought through VR webshop to a train connection of your choice. All VR trains have 14 pet seats and a 5 € pet fee applies on top of valid ticket prices. Please note that you cannot travel in regular train carriages if you are travelling with pets - a pet seat must be reserved. Visit VR webshop here: https://shop.vr.fi/onlineshop/Welcome.do?request_locale=en