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  • Alstom Coradia EMU for Norway (Image Wabtec)

    Oslo EMU door and HVAC systems ordered


    NORWAY: Wabtec is to deliver the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning units and door systems for up to 200 Coradia Stream electric multiple-units which Alstom is to supply to national rolling stock company Norske Tog. The first of the Class 77 EMUs ordered under the 2021 framework ...

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    Go-Ahead sells German rail business to ÖBB


    GERMANY: Go-Ahead Group has agreed to sell its German rail business to Austrian Federal Railways’ passenger division ÖBB-Personenverkehr, and is looking at options for the future of its Norwegian activities. Managing Director of Go-Ahead Deutschland Fabian Amini said ÖBB ‘has a good reputation in Germany’. The ...

  • Vy Group CEO Gro Bakstad and Railway Director Knut Sletta at the signing of the Østlandet traffic agreements on June 29 (Photo: Jernbanedirectorate/Njål Svingheim)

    Service enhancements announced as Vy signs Østlandet operating contract


    NORWAY: Enhanced services are to be rolled out in eastern Norway following the signing of contracts for state-owned operator Vy to run the Østlandet network for 10 years from December 2023.

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    Systra agrees to buy Atkins business in Scandinavia


    EUROPE: International engineering consultancy Systra has reached agreement to acquire the Atkins businesses in Sweden, Denmark and Norway from SNC-Lavalin Group, strengthening its presence in the Scandinavian market.

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    Metro Report International

    Bergen tram line to Åsane approved


    NORWAY: Bergen city council has approved plans for the construction of a 12·7 km extension of the Bybanen light rail network from Kaigaten in the city centre north to Vågsbotn in Åsane. Following the council decision on May 31, project promoter Bybanen Utbygging signed a NKr1·1bn ...

  • RB Solutions has awarded Plasser & Theurer contracts to supply a Unimat 08-4x4/4S tamping machine by the end of 2025 and a USP 2010 SWS universal ballast distributing and profiling machine in April of that year.

    Track machines ordered for Scandinavia


    EUROPE: RB Solutions has awarded Plasser & Theurer contracts to supply a Unimat 08-4x4/4S tamping machine by the end of 2025 and a USP 2010 SWS universal ballast distributing and profiling machine in April of that year. The Austrian manufacturer said the two machine types were ...

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    Norway to donate DMUs to Ukraine


    UKRAINE: Norway is ready to donate 12 Düwag Type 92 diesel multiple-units to Ukraine, Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård has announced.

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    Bi-mode tamper ordered


    NORWAY: State-owned rail engineering contractor Baneservice has placed the first Scandinavian order for a Plasser & Theurer Unimat 09-2X-4x4/4S Dynamic E³ tamping machine equipped for electric and diesel operation. The tamper will use the 15 kV 16⅔ Hz overhead electrification to provide power for both movement ...

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    In depth

    High Speed: Keeping track of new line costs


    Bane Nor and Civity have conducted econometric research into the factors influencing how far high speed rail project costs can be kept under control, with a view to learning lessons for future major rail schemes in Norway and elsewhere.

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    Flytoget to withdraw after Vy awarded Østlandet contract


    NORWAY: Airport express operator Flytoget has announced its intention to withdraw from the rail market after Jernbanedirektoratet selected national operator Vy to run all regional services in eastern Norway. The directly awarded Østlandet contract running for 10 years from December 2023 covers all local and regional ...

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    Follobanen reopens after power supply modifications


    NORWAY: Trains have resumed running over the Follobanen after a 67-day break for work to enhance the electric traction supply and extensive testing of the modified equipment.

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    Railpool orders more Traxx locos


    EUROPE: Leasing company Railpool has awarded Alstom a framework contract for the supply of up to 42 Traxx AC3 and Traxx DC3 locomotives with a firm order for 27, the two companies announced on February 21. The locomotives are intended for use in Poland, Italy, Norway ...

  • Impression of Stadler Flirtnex train for Norske Tog

    Stadler to supply Norwegian long distance trains making the journey an ‘experience in itself’


    NORWAY: State-owned rolling stock company Norske Tog has selected Stadler as the winner of a contract to supply 17 long distance trainsets to be branded as Flirtnex, with options for 100 more. ‘This is a big day’, said Norske Tog CEO Øystein Risan on February 17. ...

  • Norske Tog Alstom Coradia Nordic impression

    Norske Tog orders EMUs


    NORWAY: The state-owned rolling stock company Norske Tog has exercised an option for Alstom to supply a further 25 Coradia Nordic regional electric multiple-units. The €230m order announced on February 7 is the second to be placed under a framework agreement for up to 200 EMUs ...

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    King opens Norway’s longest railway tunnel


    NORWAY: Bane Nor’s 22 km Follobanen high speed line between Oslo and Ski was officially opened by King Harald V on December 12, the day after the start of revenue operations with the annual European timetable change.

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    Norwegian ERTMS programme delayed


    NORWAY: Citing global supply problems and delays to the retrofitting of trains, Bane Nor has postponed the planned launch of ERTMS on its first lines.

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    Metro Report International

    Bergen’s second Bybanen line opens


    NORWAY: Revenue services on Bergen’s second light rail line began on November 21, following a ceremonial opening three days before and two days of free travel.

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    Light rail: Ridership bounces back as Nordic cities embrace the tram


    The Covid-19 pandemic caused some cities across Scandinavia to question future investment in light rail, but a strong ridership recovery means the case for projects remains strong across much of the region.

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    Norway: Follobanen is ready to open


    As well as increasing capacity on the main rail corridor running southeast from Oslo, the Follobanen which opens next month is spurring sustainable development in the surrounding suburbs, as Bane Nor Project Director Per-David Borenstein explains to Chris Jackson.

  • Jernbanedirektoratet has announced its preferred option for tendering the operation of passenger services around Oslo and southeast Norway.

    ​Flytoget invited to run regional trains in eastern Norway


    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.