VR Oulu Passenger Train Sheds
VR-Group Ltd wanted to build the world’s most modern maintenance hall for trains in the cold climate of Oulu. The new depot combines robust knowledge of Nordic conditions with a commitment to sustainable development. The new depot was commissioned in 2014, improving the reliability, dependability and service capacity of train traffic.
The work was arranged in accordance with the lean model on the principle of the internal pull of the process. This has modernised the arrangement of premises and operations. Further important prerequisites for the design included ergonomics and occupational safety. The office premises are free from obstructions. High-quality break spaces and rest areas were built for the personnel, including three saunas and a staff restaurant.