All Norway articles – Page 2

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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 ...

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    Vy orders virtual reality fire fighting simulator


    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


    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.
    Metro Report International

    Bergen aims to be the electric bus capital of the Nordic region


    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 ...

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    Bane NOR awards Moss realignment contract


    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR has selected a consortium of Implenia Norge and Acciona Construcción to rebuild a key section of the busy Østfold Line through the town of Moss, at a cost of NKr6·3bn. Under a contract signed on June 28, the MossIAANS joint venture will build a 10·3 ...

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

    East Norway passenger operating contract plan announced


    NORWAY: Railway agency Jernbanedirektoratet has announced its preferred option for tendering the operation of passenger services around Oslo and southeast Norway. This follows a study of eight options for grouping the routes which it undertook on behalf of the Ministry of Transport & Communications. The two operating contracts would be ...

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    SJ wins north Norway operating contract


    NORWAY: The SJ Norge subsidiary of Sweden’s national passenger operator has been selected for the Lot 2 Nord operating contract, national railway agency Jernbanedirektoratet announced on June 17. The contract covers long-distance passenger services on the Dovrebanen and Nordlandsbanen routes from Oslo to Trondheim and Bodø, as well as the ...

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    NSB Group rebrands as Vy


    NORWAY: State-owned train operator NSB Group relaunched as Vy on April 24, bringing its rail, bus and electric car-sharing activities together under a single brand. ‘The name Norwegian State Railways no longer adequately expresses what we do’, explained Chairman Dag Mejdell. ‘The NSB Group operates rail and bus services ...

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    Flytoget Oaris lands in Oslo


    NORWAY: The first of eight Oaris EMUs being built by CAF for Oslo airport express operator Flytoget was officially unveiled on March 5. Ordered in April 2015, the four-car Class 78 units will join Flytoget’s existing fleet of 16 Adtranz-built Class 71 trainsets, providing a 50% increase in capacity to ...

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    Trimble technology to support Norwegian fleet management


    NORWAY: State-owned rolling stock leasing organisation Norske Tog is to deploy Trimble’s E2M engineering asset and maintenance management system on the fleet of vehicles it is to lease to operating contractors. This is intended to provide the vehicle owner and the operators with an overview of the key data needed ...

  • Go-Ahead Norge has been selected as the winner of the Lot 1 Sør passenger train operating contract, the first to be tendered by Jernbanedirektoratet.

    Go-Ahead wins Norway’s first rail tender


    NORWAY: Go-Ahead Norge has been selected as the winner of the Lot 1 Sør passenger train operating contract, the first to be tendered by national railway authority Jernbanedirektoratet. The contract announced on October 17 will run for eight years from December 15 2019, with an optional two-year extension. It covers ...

  • The double-track cut-off rejoins the existing line at Vallermyrene on the approach to Porsgrunn.

    Vestfoldbanen double-tracking inaugurated


    NORWAY: Bane NOR’s ongoing reconstruction of the Oslo – Drammen – Skien Vestfoldbanen inter-city route reached another milestone on September 28, when the 22·5 km Larvik – Porsgrunn cut-off was formally opened by new Transport Minister Jon Georg Dale with a ceremony at Larvik. In use for revenue services since ...

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    Double tunnel breakthrough on the Follo Line


    NORWAY: Tunnel boring machines ‘Dronning Eufemia’ and ‘Dronning Ellisiv’ simultaneously broke through to complete a 9 km northern section of the Follo Tunnel on September 11, a significant milestone in the construction of the 20 km tunnel which will be the longest railway tunnel in the Nordic region. The twin-bore ...