All Norway articles

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    Maintenance management platform expands access to data


    NORWAY: State rolling stock leasing company Norske Tog has rolled out Trimble’s E2M asset and maintenance management system to manage the fleet of vehicles operated by SJ under the Lot 2 Nord operating contract. This contract covers long-distance passenger services from Oslo to Trondheim and Bodø, ...

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    Head end power to keep refrigerated goods cool


    EUROPE: Two Wascosa wagons which use electrical power from the locomotive to power refrigerated containers are being tested by Green Cargo and Schenker on the North Rail Express service linking Oslo and Narvik via Sweden. The wagons are connected to the locomotive using a head-end ...

  • Kaunis Iron has awarded Railcare a long-term contract to transport iron ore from the terminal at Pitkäjärvi in Sweden to the Norwegian port of Narvik.

    Scandinavian iron ore haulage contract awarded


    EUROPE: Mining company Kaunis Iron has awarded Railcare a long-term contract to transport iron ore from the terminal at Pitkäjärvi in Sweden to the Norwegian port of Narvik. The SKr740m contract announced on December 1 runs for 10 years from November 16 ...

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    ETCS onboard testing begins


    NORWAY: Trial running has started with the first diesel locomotive to be equipped with Alstom’s latest ETCS onboard equipment as part of the national ERTMS programme.

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    Long-distance fleet renewal recommended


    NORWAY: Working with leasing company Norske Tog and infrastructure manager Bane NOR, the national railway directorate has recommended the purchase of a single type of passenger train to replace the country’s entire long-distance fleet over the next decade.

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    Metro Report International

    CAF tram for Oslo unveiled


    NORWAY: The first of 87 CAF trams for Oslo operator Sporveien was unveiled at the Grefsen depot on October 12. Testing is expected to start shortly, ahead of entry into passenger service in 2021. The €200m order placed in June 2018 covers 87 Urbos 100 ...

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    SBB sells fire rescue trains to Norway


    NORWAY: Swiss Federal Railways has sold three LRZ96 fire-fighting and rescue trains to Norwegian infrastructure manager Bane NOR, which is developing a new emergency response concept. The locomotive-hauled trains were originally supplied to SBB by Josef Meyer, Cattaneo and Dräger Safety in 1996. Each comprises a ...

  • National rolling stock owning company Norske Tog has awarded Siemens Mobility a six-year framework contract covering the supply of 570 GSM-R cab radios.

    Path to FRMCS in Norske Tog cab radio framework contract


    NORWAY: National rolling stock owning company Norske Tog has awarded Siemens Mobility a six-year framework contract covering the supply of 570 GSM-R cab radios. This aims to resolve issues with equipment obsolescence and interference from public 4G mobile network operators. There is an option to ...

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    Metro Report International

    Oslo to run metro CBTC over public mobile network


    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has decided to use a public mobile telecoms network to support its new metro signalling and train control system, entering into an agreement for Telia to provide the wireless communications backbone.

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    Rail Business UK

    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities


    UK: The Railway Industry Association is holding a series of free webinars in partnership with the Department for International Trade to support UK rail companies looking to win export business. Participants will hear from DIT Trade Advisors about opportunities arising in a number of European countries. ...

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    Six suppliers shortlisted as Norske Tog seeks up to 200 commuter EMUs


    Photo: Cato Edvardsen/Wikimedia Commons Class 69 EMUs are widely used on the Norwegian network by national operator Vy, formerly NSB. NORWAY: State-owned rolling stock leasing company Norske Tog has shortlisted six prequalified bidders to supply an initial 30 new commuter EMUs as part of a ...

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    Euromaint awarded Bergensbanen fleet maintenance contract


    NORWAY: National passenger operator Vy has awarded Euromaint a nine-year contract to maintain rolling stock used on the Bergensbanen route between Oslo and Bergen. Most of the work will be undertaken at a workshop which is under construction in Bergen. The contract award follows railway agency ...

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    Metro Report International

    Cost, time, convenience and carbon emissions to be included in journey planner


    NORWAY: National train operator Vy Group has appointed SkedGo to build a multimodal journey planner covering Scandinavia. Users will be able to tailor their trips according to personal preferences, emphasising cost, time, convenience or lowest carbon emissions. It will be possible to make searches based on ...

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    Go-Ahead takes over Norway’s first tendered services


    NORWAY: The first service to be taken over by the private sector as part of the government’s passenger rail tendering programme left Stavanger for Oslo at 06.47 on December 15. National rail authority Jernbanedirektoratet awarded UK-based international transport group Go-Ahead the Lot 1 Sør contract ...

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    In depth

    Norway: Digital campus supports ERTMS roll-out


    Complete replacement of existing signalling with ETCS forms a key element in Norway’s digital railway initiative, as part of a massive investment in rail to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. Chris Jackson reports from Oslo.

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    Vy Tog wins Bergen – Oslo operating contract


    NORWAY: National railway agency Jernbanedirektoratet has named Vy Tog as preferred bidder for the Lot 3 Vest operating contract, which covers long-distance passenger services from Bergen to Voss, Myrdal and Oslo, and local services between Bergen and Arna. The winning bidder was announced on December 9. ...

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    Metro Report International

    Keolis orders battery buses and trolleybuses for Bergen


    NORWAY: Keolis Norge has ordered 88 battery buses and 10 battery trolleybuses for use in Bergen under two contracts announced on December 2. Yutong Eurobus Scandinavian is to supply 88 E12 electric buses next year. A pre-production prototype is due to be delivered next month. The ...

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    Digital campus supports Norway’s ERTMS roll-out


    NORWAY: ‘The railway is moving into the digital era’, announced Digitisation Minister Nikolai Astrup, on October 31, when he inaugurated Bane NOR’s ERTMS test and training centre at Campus Nyland on October 31.

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    Metro Report International

    BYD to supply 55 electric buses to Vy Buss


    NORWAY: Government-owned national rail and bus operator Vy Buss signed an electric bus order with BYD at the Busworld trade show in Brussels on October 22. BYD is to supply a total of 55 buses that would operate in Oslo, Hamar and Haugesund municipalities. Deliveries are ...

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    Metro Report International

    Bergen orders more trams


    NORWAY: Hordaland County Council has exercised an €27m option for Stadler Pankow to supply a further six Variobahn trams for the Bergen Bybanen tramway, taking the total fleet to 34. The additional trams are scheduled to be delivered from the end of 2021, ahead of the ...