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    ETCS onboard testing begins

    2020-10-21T11:30:00Z

    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

    2020-10-16T15:00:00Z

    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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    CAF tram for Oslo unveiled

    2020-10-13T14:38:00Z

    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

    2020-08-08T05:00:00Z

    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.
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    Path to FRMCS in Norske Tog cab radio framework contract

    2020-07-22T13:19:00Z

    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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    Oslo to run metro CBTC over public mobile network

    2020-06-23T14:43:00Z

    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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    Free webinars to support UK rail suppliers seeking export opportunities

    2020-05-11T10:59:00Z

    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

    2020-05-01T13:21:00Z

    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

    2020-02-11T06:00:00Z

    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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    Urban news

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

    2020-01-28T06:00:00Z

    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

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    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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    Norway: Digital campus supports ERTMS roll-out

    2019-12-11T10:00:00Z

    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

    2019-12-09T15:10:00Z

    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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    Keolis orders battery buses and trolleybuses for Bergen

    2019-12-05T16:12:00Z

    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

    2019-11-04T11:56:00Z

    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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    BYD to supply 55 electric buses to Vy Buss

    2019-10-25T12:12:00Z

    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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    Bergen orders more trams

    2019-09-24T11:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    Vy orders virtual reality fire fighting simulator

    2019-09-15T06:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National operator Vy has appointed Vobling to develop a virtual reality fire fighting simulator for staff training. It will use HTC Vive Pro Eye technology, with a more platform-agnostic approach planned which would include stand-alone VR headsets, 2D screens, augmented reality and other media. ...

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    Bergen tunnel to be slab track show case

    2019-09-11T13:20:00Z

    Rheda 2000 slab track in the Hanau-Nantenbach tunnel in Germany NORWAY: Track supplier Rail.One and construction company Azvi are to install 6·9 km of Rheda 2000 slab track in the 7·8 km second tunnel bore which is being built as a part of a double-tracking project ...

  • Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles.
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    Bergen aims to be the electric bus capital of the Nordic region

    2019-07-03T07:00:00Z

    NORWAY: Bergen public transport authority Skyss has awarded two contracts for the operation of the city’s bus services with electric and biogas vehicles. Keolis has operated the city’s tramway since 2020, and has now won its first bus contract in Norway. The NKr280m/year Bergen Central contract ...