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  • Jernbanedirektoratet has announced its preferred option for tendering the operation of passenger services around Oslo and southeast Norway.
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    ​Flytoget invited to run regional trains in eastern Norway

    2022-09-18T12:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Jernbanedirektoratet has invited airport express operator Flytoget to bid for a contract to run regional passenger services on a package of routes radiating from Oslo.

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    Norske Tog trials reclining seats on overnight trains

    2022-07-25T09:00:00Z

    NORWAY: As a pilot project for the planned renewal of the country’s long-distance passenger train fleet, rolling stock company Norske Tog has started trialling reclining seats on overnight services.

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    Norwegian operating contracts renegotiated

    2022-07-21T08:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National rail authority Jernbanedirektoratet has completed the renegotiation of its tendered train operating contracts to reflect the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The three tendered contracts with Go-Ahead Norge, SJ Norge and Vy Tog all came into force before the outbreak of Covid-19 in early ...

  • Oslo metro Fornebu line impression
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    Fornebu metro tunnelling contract awarded as funding envelope revised

    2022-07-13T13:37:00Z

    NORWAY: The second major tunnelling contract for Oslo’s Fornebu metro line has been signed, following an agreement by local authorities in the Oslo metropolitan region and the county of Viken of a revised funding package to cover increased costs.

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    Go-Ahead operating contract revised for post-pandemic world

    2022-06-30T13:48:00Z

    NORWAY: Go-Ahead Group’s contract for the operation of Lot 1 Sør passenger services has been renegotiated to include a revenue support scheme as a result of the pandemic. The contract awarded by national rail authority Jernbanedirektoratet began in December 2019. It covers inter-city services on the ...

  • Oslo metro Fornebu line impression
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    Oslo metro train procurement begins

    2022-03-15T11:27:00Z

    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has called tenders for the supply of metro trainsets ahead of the opening of the Fornebu Line in 2027-28. An initial firm order for 20 three-car trainsets is planned, with options for up to 90 further vehicles to be supplied within ...

  • Alstom Traxx locomotives for Railpool
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    Railpool orders Traxx locomotives

    2022-01-27T11:18:00Z

    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 15 Traxx 3 locomotives for use in Norway, Sweden and Italy, with an option for five more. The electric locomotives with last mile diesel engines are to be delivered from Alstom’s plants at Kassel in ...

  • Norske Tog has prequalified four bidders for a contract to supply a fleet of trainsets which would replace the country’s life-expired locomotive-hauled trains and ‘create a completely new kind of travelling experience’ on long-distance routes.
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    Long-distance trains to celebrate the fjords and mountains

    2022-01-06T14:54:00Z

    NORWAY: State rolling stock owning body Norske Tog has prequalified four bidders for a contract to supply a fleet of trainsets which would replace the country’s life-expired locomotive-hauled trains and ‘create a completely new kind of travelling experience’ on long-distance routes. The prequalified companies are: Alstom, ...

  • Norske Tog Alstom Coradia Nordic cross-section
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    Norske Tog orders Alstom commuter trains

    2021-12-22T16:01:00Z

    NORWAY: National rolling stock owning body Norske Tog has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 30 commuter electric multiple-units, with options for 170 more which could take the total value to NKr4·2bn. The first 30 EMUs are scheduled to enter service on the Østfoldbanan in ...

  • Oslo Metro (Photo: Siemens Mobility)
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    Oslo T-Bane CBTC contract awarded

    2021-12-15T12:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Oslo transport operator Sporveien has awarded Siemens Mobility a €270m contract to install communications-based train control to replace legacy signalling systems on the capital’s 94 km five-line T-Bane metro network and provide 25 years of maintenance. The Trainguard MT CBTC will support attended automated operation ...

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    ETCS takes priority as Bane NOR postpones Brynsbakken expansion

    2021-12-03T14:18:00Z

    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR confirmed on December 3 that it intends to prioritise the implementation of ETCS around Oslo by 2026, having been forced to postpone the construction of additional tracks through the Brynsbakken district.

  • Norske Tog Stadler Flirt electro-diesel (5)
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    Norwegian passenger tendering competitions cancelled

    2021-11-25T12:18:00Z

    NORWAY: The government confirmed on November 19 that it was cancelling two tendering processes for regional and inter-city passenger services.

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    Norway to increase rail spend but end competitive tendering

    2021-10-25T10:12:00Z

    NORWAY: The recently elected Norwegian government intends to pursue an aggressive policy of investing in rail, with a view to driving modal shift, but plans to end the competitive tendering of passenger train operations and to simplify the structure of the country’s rail sector.

  • CargoNet Stadler EuroDual loco impression
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    CargoNet leases electro-diesel locos

    2021-09-21T08:14:00Z

    NORWAY: National freight operator CargoNet has signed a long-term full-service lease agreement for European Loc Pool to supply it with two Stadler EuroDual six-axle electro-diesel locomotives at the end of October 2022. The locomotives will have an output of 2·8 MW in diesel mode and 6 ...

  • Norske Tog Stadler Flirt electro-diesel (5)
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    Electro-diesel Flirt handed over in Norway

    2021-09-09T11:00:00Z

    NORWAY: A ceremony to mark the handover of the first of 14 electro-diesel Flirt multiple-units being built by Stadler for use by SJ Nord was hosted by the manufacturer, national rolling stock owner Norske Tog and the future operator on September 1. ...

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    Railway to Hell to be electrified

    2021-09-06T10:30:00Z

    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR has awarded NRC Norge a NKr760m contract for installation of overhead electrification equipment on the lines around Trondheim The contract covers the 34·7 km Trondheim – Hell – Stjørdal and 74·4 km Hell – Storlien lines, as well as the 5·8 ...

  • Bane NOR has awarded Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems a framework agreement for the supply of switches and crossings
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    Vossloh awarded Norwegian turnout framework contract

    2021-08-05T11:11:00Z

    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR has awarded Vossloh Nordic Switch Systems a framework agreement for the supply of switches and crossings, as well as spare parts for existing turnouts, and the development of a range of switches for heavy haul lines. The agreement includes the just-in-time ...

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    CAF Oaris EMUs enter service with Flytoget

    2021-06-07T12:46:00Z

    NORWAY: The first CAF Oaris high speed EMUs entered traffic with Oslo airport express operator Flytoget on June 3.

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    VR FleetCare to modernise couchette cars for Norway

    2021-04-14T05:00:00Z

    NORWAY: The Finnish national railway’s VR FleetCare rolling stock business has won its first contract in Norway, covering the refurbishment of eight former Deutsche Bahn BDcmz 874.1 couchette cars which Vy Tåg has acquired for use on Bergensbanen services. Refurbishment will be undertaken at VR ...

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    Infrastructure: Norway’s first slab track commissioned

    2021-03-22T06:56:00Z

    Construction of a long single-bore tunnel to alleviate capacity problems in the Bergen area included the laying of the first ballastless track in Norway.