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Norwegian railways enter a year of intensive planning

Since the beginning of 2012, three important reports on Norwegian…

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

2011 will be an exciting year for Norwegian railways. The…

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…

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Norway’s tough winter challenge and double-track progress

The past winter was unusually tough and challenging for Norwegian…

31 May 2010 | By Elisabeth Enger, Director General, Jernbaneverket

The past winter was unusually tough and challenging for Norwegian railways. Almost three months of continuous cold weather took their toll on ageing and well-worn infrastructure, resulting in record low punctuality and a large number of train cancellations. Never before have we experienced such poor punctuality over such a prolonged…