The train was supposed to leave Rovaniemi station at 17:52 pm, but was delayed by about half an hour due to frozen pipes.
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Efforts were made to rectify the situation till the end, but without success. Therefore, the toilets and bathrooms in the train are not used.
VR's communications told MTV Uutis in the evening that the train will stop for long intervals at the biggest stations so that all passengers have time to go to the bathroom.
VR also offers the opportunity to stay overnight in Oulu and continue the journey today.
VR said in the morning that the exact number of people who stayed overnight in Olu was not yet known.
– According to the assessment of the train staff, a few cabins were empty, which means that few people or families stayed the night in Oulu, VR's communication replied to MTV Uutis by email.
According to the current estimate, IC 266 will arrive in Helsinki at 9:22 AM.