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 the units later this year.

They would be delivered from the second quarter of 2021 for use around Trondheim and on the Østfold and Vestfold lines.

It is envisaged that 10 to 12 of the 25 units would be electro-diesels, and would replace older BM92 diesel multiple-units.

  • Norske Tog is planning to upgrade its existing Flirt EMUs with wi-fi, at-seat power sockets and a new passenger information system.