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Introduction: Northern Europe – a hotbed for rail development

4 June 2014 | By Craig Waters

There is one standard theme currently running through the railways of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia; that theme is development, writes Craig Waters, Editor of Global Railway Review. Northern Europe is a current hotbed for investment and growth in the railway industry, and governments in Scandinavia are continuing to…


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…