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Old November 12th, 2013, 08:58 PM   #41
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With all due respect, classic systems based on relay are way more fail-safe, due to fact that relay in case of breakdown produces predictable output, compared to semiconductors, that can fail to a random output.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 04:19 PM   #42
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A train which runs from Oslo central station to the Gardemoen airport with the Munks Sream on it.





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Old November 30th, 2013, 02:38 AM   #43
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Train crash at Lisleby, Fredrikstad on the Østfold line. The train crashed into a car which was stuck with engine troubles on a level crossing.



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Old December 2nd, 2013, 11:39 AM   #44
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Train crash at Lisleby, Fredrikstad on the Østfold line. The train crashed into a car which was stuck with engine troubles on a level crossing.
Should we really name that a train crash ? The car looks crashed, for sure, but the train seems to have no more damage than a few paint scratches...
And it's entirely the fault of the car driver so I don't like naming it a train crash because it shifts the responsibility away from the real responsible.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 10:30 PM   #45
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The very fact that this crash got noticed here suggests it's probably not a very common type of incident in Norway. Good for you. In some other countries nobody would bother to publish such photos simply because the level-crossing accidents happen almost every week there.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 03:19 AM   #46
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While I am not sure what kind of safety board is used to monitor railway accidents in Norway, I assume it will consider it as some kind of train accident, or accident involving trains if you prefer.

Like with planes incidents matter, both by their own right, and for systematic faults, to prevent similar accidents, or worse ones.

Level crossings are being removed in Norway, but it is expensive. Most remaining level crossings are unprotected on private roads. It should be fairly inexpensive to add obstacle sensors to those remaining crossings, alternatively (but probably not cheaper) manual alarms to be triggered, forcing the trains to slow down. Whether this is cost-effective is another story.
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Old January 3rd, 2014, 05:43 PM   #47
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Norway to explore future of new intercity line
3 JAN, 2014

The Norwegian government has commissioned infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket to draw up plans for a new intercity rail route between Hønefoss and Sandvika.

Transport Minister Ketil Solvik Olsen announced plans to invest NOK 20 million on studies for the proposed Ringerike Line which, once complete, would shorten travel times between Hønefoss, Sandvika and the capital of Oslo.

Jernbaneverket will examine the proposed route of the new line and consider whether the project could be delivered through a public-private partnership (PPP).

Announcing the planned investment, Norway’s Ministry of Transport said the Ringerike Line would become one of four new planned intercity routes, alongside lines connecting Oslo with Skien, Lillehammer and Halden.

The government has said it will present the findings of the research later in the year during the presentation of the national budget for 2015.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 06:00 PM   #48
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 10:46 PM   #49
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Apparently the two tubes will cross each other underground (right-hand running on Ski side, left-hand running on Oslo side).
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 08:28 PM   #50
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Apparently the two tubes will cross each other underground (right-hand running on Ski side, left-hand running on Oslo side).
What's the reason for that?
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Old January 24th, 2014, 01:33 PM   #51
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What's the reason for that?
I believe this crossing under Ekebergåsen is what they consider the optimal solution for keeping the high level of accessibility and capacity they currently have on Oslo S.
With the current design, trains coming from eastern and southern lines can reach every single track on the station designated for the direction of travel (for instance tracks 2-7 for regional trains headed towards the Oslo tunnel), and vica versa, while the number of train paths crossing each other at the same level is kept to a minimum. There simply isn't room for a new non-level crossing at Oslo S, without having to redo the current culverts they have there, which would increase the complexity and cost of this project, and reduce the capacity during the construction period.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 11:53 AM   #52
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Flytoget seeks more trains
18 Feb 2014

NORWAY: Oslo Gardermoen Airport rail link operator Flytoget is seeking expressions of interest in a contract to supply eight trainsets worth an estimated NKr1,5bn. These would be in addition to the existing electric multiple-units which have been in operation for 17 years.

The new stock is required to have a maximum speed of at least 220 km/h. The EMUs would be up to 110 m long, with a minimum of 236 seats and access for persons with reduced mobility.

The contract would include an option for up to six additional trains in batches of two, and for supporting a separate upgrade of the existing styling and interiors of the existing EMUs to give passengers the appearance of a uniform fleet.

An industry day for potential suppliers is to be held on March 20, and Flytoget expects to award the contract in December. The first trainset is required to be ready for testing in August 2016, ready for the opening of the airport’s Terminal 2.

Flytoget says it operated 20% of all train departures in Norway last year. Passenger-journeys grew by 8% to 6,5 million, with revenue of NKr897m and a pre-tax profit of NKr230m. The airport is predicting annual passenger growth of 3,4%, while the use of larger aircraft means Flytoget expects to see ‘a major increase’ in the number of passengers travelling during peak periods.

‘We are witnessing, with great joy of course, that those who live along the Flytog Airport Express Train route increasingly are travelling with us’, said Bernander Stilseth. ‘For us it is crucial that they receive a service which is a true alternative to travelling by car, which still is our main competitor.’

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Old April 8th, 2014, 04:09 PM   #53
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Bergen line double-tracking proposed
08 Apr 2014



NORWAY: Infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has recommended the construction of a 69 km double-track alignment to replace a single-track section of the Oslo – Bergen main line between Voss and the Bergen suburb of Arna.

In a joint report prepared with the national road authority, the infrastructure managers have proposed that the railway should be built concurrently with a new road along the same route at a total cost of NKr33bn. Of this the rail element would account for NKr22bn.

Although the projects could be built separately, joint construction is expected to save around NKr5bn. The savings mostly come from removing the need to provide escape tunnels for the single-bore road tunnels, as required by stricter EU regulations on road tunnel safety which come into force in 2019.

Designed for operation at 200 km/h to 250 km/h, the new railway alignment is expected to reduce journey times between Arna and Voss from 63 to 24 min. This would cut the Bergen – Oslo trip by around 40 min. Double-tracking would allow train frequencies to be increased from one train per hour at peak times to two local and one long-distance service each hour.

Citing the cost savings to be achieved from constructing both road and rail tunnels concurrently, the report recommends that the projects should be financed as a single package. However, if this is not possible, the infrastructure managers recommend that any escape tunnels built for the road project should be designed for later conversion to rail bores. In either case, the report recommends that the Arna – Vaksdal section should be completed first.

Jernbaneverket is to investigate two potential locations for a new freight terminal in Trondheim, following a government decision that the terminal should be built to the south of the city, precluding any direct integration with the existing port facilities.
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Old May 8th, 2014, 03:27 PM   #54
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Old May 8th, 2014, 09:06 PM   #55
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Contract has been signed for the 7.8km long tunnel east of Bergen. It will be single-track parallel to existing Ulriken tunnel, and TBM will be used. Open for traffic in 2021.

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Old May 8th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #56
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NedTrain wins NSB refurbishment contract
08 May 2014

NORWAY: National passenger operator NSB has awarded the NedTrain subsidiary of Dutch national operator NS a contract to undertake the mid-life overhaul of its 20 Class 73 inter-city electric multiple-units.

This will include interior and exterior refurbishment and the installation of a new passenger information system on the four-car trainsets, which were supplied in 1999-2002 and are deployed on services from Oslo to Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger and Göteborg.

The work is to be undertaken at NedTrain’s Haarlem workshops, with the first trainset due to arrive in the Netherlands this month. Following refurbishment it is due to be tested later this year, before work on the rest of the fleet begins in 2015.

'This contract is a great step for NedTrain in the export market', said NedTrain Chief Executive Michiel van Roozendaal
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Old May 9th, 2014, 06:51 AM   #57
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New thread for RAIL & INFRASTRUCTURE | The 8 (12) Million City, the Oslo-Gothenburg-Copenhagen corridor, which includes the distance Oslo to the Swedish border, as well as connecting infrastructure.

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Old May 9th, 2014, 10:18 AM   #58
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This is not link to thread, this is the link to video, which has no connection to the topic
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Old May 9th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #59
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Whoops, right you are. Fixed now.
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Old May 12th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #60
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The first BM 73 arrived yesterday at the Haarlem workshop ready for refurbishment.

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