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.
On the Dovre Line between Eidsvoll and Hamar, it is currently not possible to run extra trains when the demand is greatest, without affecting the service’s punctuality and speed. With a programme of gradual expansion, increased capacity could be achieved as each successive stage is completed.
It is around
According to the National Transport Plan 2010-2019, around
This stretch of line comprises the following sections:
- Eidsvoll-Minnesund, around
- Minnesund-Kleverud, around
- Kleverud-Steinsrud, around
- Steinsrud-Sørli, around
- Sørli-Hamar, around
Section division between Steinsrud and Hamar has not yet been clarified but a preliminary municipal sector plan as far as Sørli has been formulated. Further planning towards Hamar has not yet commenced.
The European road 6-Dovre Line Joint Project
The Norwegian National Rail Administration is collaborating with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration on the section of line between Minnesund and Kleverud. This collaboration has been formalised in the European road 6-Dovre Line Joint Project. The agencies are currently formulating zoning and construction plans for a double track line and European road 6. Both the railway line and the road will be developed simultaneously along this section. The reason for establishing a joint project is to agree upon overall planning of the transport corridor along the River Vorma and Lake Mjøsa.
High-speed trains to Trondheim?
The extension of the Gardermo Line from Eidsvoll station could include a double track line on the Dovre Line as part of a future high-speed railway to Trondheim. Possible routes and branches off the current line will be subject to further study. However, a previous assessment concluded that a new line could branch off from the existing Dovre Line in the area around Sørli.
The current maximum speed on the Gardermo Line is
In the central section between Minnesund and Kleverud the maximum speed will be