All Norway articles – Page 3

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    Drammen diversion tunnelling tendered


    NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Bane NOR has started prequalification for the next phase of its long-running Vestfold Line upgrading to double-track the inter-city route between Oslo and Larvik. Due to be completed around 2025, the Drammen – Kobbervikdalen upgrading project envisages the construction of a deviation suitable for 200 km/h operation ...

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    CAF to supply 87 trams to Oslo


    NORWAY: Oslo public transport operator Sporveien has selected CAF to supply 87 trams, it announced on June 11. The €200m contract includes options for 60 more vehicles. CAF is to supply 100% low-floor Urbos 100 trams similar to those that it has supplied to Nantes in France. Designated SL18 ...

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    Bimodes in Norway’s next Flirt order


    NORWAY: Funding for the purchase of a further 25 Stadler Flirt multiple-units to accommodate growing ridership was confirmed by Minister of Transport & Communications Ketil Solvik-Olsen on May 15, following a revision of the state budget. State-owned rolling stock company Norske Tog is expected to place a firm order for ...

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    VDL wins Oslo electric bus order


    NORWAY: Greater Oslo bus operator Unibuss placed an order for 40 electric buses from VDL Bus & Coach on May 8. Unibuss has ordered 30 Citeas SLFA-180 Electric buses, which have a 169 kWh battery pack, to operate on routes 20, 21, 28, 34, 37 and 54. A further ...

  • BaneNOR is pushing ahead with its national ERTMS roll-out.

    Norway’s ERTMS programme moves forward


    NORWAY: National infrastructure manager BaneNOR is pushing ahead with its national ERTMS roll-out following the award of three key contracts as part of an NKr20bn 10-year digitisation programme. Formal contract signing is expected at the beginning of April. The BaneNOR board agreed on March 14 to award the NKr5·5bn trackside ...

  • Flytoget will receive the first series-built fleet of Oaris high speed design, although a demonstrator trainset has been used on the Spanish network.

    Flytoget’s first CAF Oaris trainset nears completion


    NORWAY: Dynamic testing with the first of eight four-car Oaris trainsets that CAF is building for Norwegian operator Flytoget is due to begin in April. One set will travel to Velim in the Czech Republic for trials before the trains enter service on Flytoget’s Airport Express service between Gardermoen Airport ...

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    Metro Report International

    Oslo electric bus pilot begins


    NORWAY: December marked the start of a two-year electric bus pilot project in Oslo, involving three operators running a total of six electric buses. The total cost of the pilot is NKr43m. Nobina is operating two 18 m long articulated buses supplied by BYD on routes 31 and 31E, ...

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    Sixth Oslo metro line approved


    NORWAY: Oslo city council approved plans for the city’s sixth metro line on November 13. Planned to open in 2024, the 8·2 km line with six stations would run from Majorstuen on the existing network to Fornebusenter to the west of the city centre, where the depot would be ...

  • Satellite technology has been developed to try to reduce collisions between trains and reindeer.

    Reindeer collisions avoided with satellite technology


    NORWAY: Satellite technology has been developed to try to reduce collisions between trains and reindeer in remote areas of Norway. Because reindeer are free-roaming herd animals, a single incident can injure as many as 50 animals. Developed by animal tracking technology company FindMy as a result of hackathon organised by ...

  • Jernbanedirektoratet said tendering passenger services is intended to achieve ‘more satisfied customers, increased passenger numbers and better value for money for the government’.(Photo: Njaal Svingheim/Jernbaneverket).

    Norwegian passenger service tendering underway


    NORWAY: Invitations to tender for the Lot 1 Sør passenger train operating contract were issued to prequalified bidders by Jernbanedirektoratet on October 12, when the national railway agency also announced plans for further competitive tendering. The Lot 1 Sør contract covers inter-city services on the Sørlandet line to Stavanger, Jær ...