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Jernbaneverket awards Follo Line contact to OHL

13 August 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

The Norwegian National Rail Administration (Jernbaneverket) has awarded the third engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Follo Line Project to Obrascón Huarte Lain S.A. (OHL).

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Rail Winter Operations supplement

3 December 2014 | By

In our latest free-to-view Rail Winter Operations Supplement, industry experts take a look at the work needed for infrastructure and rolling stock in Norway and Finland to keep operations open during harsh winter months, and what tests do trains and tracks go through in a climatic wind tunnel?

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Norway: The new Ulriken Tunnel – drill and blast or TBM?

4 June 2014 | By Hans-Egil Larsen, Project Manager at Jernbaneverket

The line between Arna and Bergen in Norway is one of the most heavily trafficked sections of single-track railway in Europe, with approximately 130 trains passing daily. This section is a bottleneck for rail traffic to and from the station and freight terminal in Bergen. The Norwegian National Rail Administration…

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InterCity: transforming Eastern Norway

11 April 2014 | By Anne Siri Haugen, InterCity Project Director, Jernbaneverket

Shorter journey times, improved regularity and more frequent departures are the main objectives of Norway’s InterCity development, which comprises modern double-tracks between Oslo and the towns of Lillehammer, Skien and Halden. In total, the project consists of 230km of double-tracks, various constructions and 21 stations. The Norwegian National Transport Plan…

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Signalling & Telecoms supplement 2014

13 February 2014 | By

Read an exclusive interview with Karel Vinck – the European Commission’s European Coordinator for ERTMS, an article about Norway’s ERTMS plans from Jernbaneverket’s Project Manager Eivind Skorstad, plus an article about recent GSM-R achievements and its evolution from Dan Mandoc at the UIC...

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How much longer can we afford to wait?

19 September 2012 | By Terje Stømer, Energy Director at Jernbaneverket

Terje Stømer, Energy Director from Jernbaneverket, comments on the importance of using actual energy consumption data from trains for billing purposes. The path to a more competitive railway runs through efficient and reliable measuring of energy consumption. Correct measuring of actual consumption is the key to a more effective, environmentally-friendly…

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Next generation energy settlement system: Immediate saving, increased competitiveness

19 September 2012 | By Dyre Martin Gulbrandsen, Director of Eress

Eress is an open partnership between infrastructure managers Banedanmark, Infrabel, Jernbaneverket and Trafikverket. A non-profit organisation, jointly owned by its partners, Eress is committed to the development, implementation and supply of the Erex energy settlement system – a system that gives train operators total control over their train’s actual energy…

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Norwegian railways enter a year of intensive planning

8 June 2012 | By Elisabeth Enger, Director General, Jernbaneverket

Since the beginning of 2012, three important reports on Norwegian railways have been issued in quick succession. First was the major high-speed study, followed by Jernbaneverket’s concept study for expansion of the InterCity network in eastern Norway. Subsequently, the central government agencies for sea, air, road and rail transport tabled…

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A turning point for Norwegian railways

31 May 2011 | By Elisabeth Enger, Director General, Jernbaneverket

2011 will be an exciting year for Norwegian railways. The past year was unfortunately marred by widespread service disruption and much criticism from passengers, the media and politicians. Our goal at Jernbaneverket, the Norwegian National Rail Administration, is that 2011 should be the turning point where we begin to see…