The Follo Line Project
The project is currently the largest transport project in Norway and includes the country's longest railway tunnel (20 km). Combined with the existing Østfold Line, four tracks to the capital Oslo will represent more trains and faster trains on schedule.
Bane NOR is constructing a double track line between Arna and the centre of Bergen. The longest part of the section passes through a tunnel under Mount Ulriken where Bane NOR is constructing a new, parallel tunnel.
Modernisation of the Vestfold line
Reduced travel times between the Vestfold/Grenland region and Oslo is a major objective for the ongoing modernisation of the Vestfold line. The National Rail Administration is also aiming to increase capacity as a basis for expanding services and improving punctuality.
ERTMS National Implementation
Norway has committed to the implementation of ERTMS on its national railway network. Bane NOR has a goal of introducing the new signalling system on the main railway lines and Oslo S within 2030.
This is Eidsvoll-Hamar
The line between Eidsvoll and Hamar is one of Norway’s busiest sections of single track line. With a double track line along the whole route, the journey time for passenger trains between Oslo and Hamar would drop to one hour, the number of departures could be doubled and there would be fewer delays.
A modern Vestfold Line
The aim of the Norwegian National Rail Administration’s plans for a modernised Vestfold Line is to reduce journey times between Oslo and the Vestfold/Grenland area. A modern railway will also provide the opportunity to run more trains, thus offering a better service to the inhabitants of the Vestfold/Grenland area.
High-speed rail services can be run on a commercially viable basis
Following a two year consultation period, the High Speed Rail Study for the Norwegian National Rail Administration has been completed. Even though the results are not conclusive, the Norwegian National Rail Administration is able to demonstrate several positive consequences of the development of a high-speed rail system.
Farriseidet – Porsgrunn: Announcement of first contract
The modernisation of the Vestfold Line is now fully underway and the next stage of this process is the 23 km section from Farriseidet outside Larvik to Porsgrunn. Construction will commence in September 2012 and the billion kroner project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018. Once this new section has opened, the Grenland region will be 22 minutes closer to Oslo. Pre-qualification for the first contract was announced in the Doffin database on Tuesday 6th December.
New double track Skøyen-Asker
Expanding this 19.5 km section from two to four tracks is the National Rail Administration’s principal investment project this present decade. With a total cost of approximately 7 billion NOK, it is currently the largest single on-shore infrastructure project in Norway.