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Old December 17th, 2015, 03:05 PM   #101
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All details here :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirken...B8rnevatn_Line

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Old December 17th, 2015, 03:21 PM   #102
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There are instances of such railways being disconnected from anything else in other places in Australia, Africa, and the US.
Among which a few electrified ones, like the Deseret Power Railway, the Black
Mesa & Lake Powell, the Navajo mire railroad, running between a mine and a
power plant, and sporting what are probably the last GE E60 electric
locomotives in commercial service. Real gems, they are...
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Old December 19th, 2015, 12:44 PM   #103
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There has been discussions about connecting it either to Finland via the proposed Arctic Ocean Line from Rovaniemi. Also there are those wanting to connect it to the Russian terminus at Nikel, a mere 40 km away. This has met opposition from the port in Murmansk, who fears loosing business to Kirkenes.

The mine closed down a few weeks ago, so I guess there's very little traffic at the moment.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 01:05 PM   #104
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Norwegian trainset BM73 in continental europe


This is the NSB 73-03 trainset in Rostock, Germany on its way back to Norway after completed renovations in the Netherlands.


I wonder why they transported it on the ferry Rostock-Trelleborg and not across the bridges through Denmark.


The BM73 in Haarlem, Netherlands.
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Old June 4th, 2016, 08:11 AM   #105
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Old June 4th, 2016, 09:52 AM   #106
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Clearly I haven't paid enough attention about the InterCity triangle. I just posted this in the Swedish thread:

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Whoever draw this map certainly saw a bright new future for Bohusbanan. The orange line on the Norwegian side maps the south-eastern branch of "Intercity-trianglet", the major Norwegian railroad investment towards 2030, upgraded to 200 km/h track (was originally planned for 250 km/h). If Bohusbanan was up to scratch hook it on and you'd be good to go to Gothenburg in, if not exactly high-speed, at least comfortable car-beating speed. Or so the map designer and I would have thought.

This was the original plan:


Sarpsborg and Fredrikstad are two rivalling cities that over time have grown together into one "tätort", bit like Uddevalla/Trollhättan/Vänersborg. With an upgraded line it would make sense to take the route Moss-Sarpsborg-Fredrikstad, instead of the historical detour Moss-Fredrikstad-Sarpsborg. The railroad friendly parties wanted to extend to Halden (pop 30k), or in this map actually Kornsjø, the border town. The not-so-hidden agenda was to get reasonably good rail connection all the way to the border. You can see on the map above how the orange line takes a different route from Moss to Sarpsborg to Strömstad.



But at some point when I had my back turned somebody lobbied back, so this is the current plan:



The motorway goes uninterrupted in a fairly straight line from Oslo to Gothenburg, making it harder for the detouring railroad to compete. A more hardcore solution would be to later construct a direct shortcut through the upopulated area Ski-Sarpsborg at highest economical speed and technology. Maybe the Norwegians in 2030 will have money for that.
The route Moss-Fredrikstad-Sarpsborg (instead of Moss-Sarpsborg-Fredrikstad) must have been selected a good while back. When and why did that happen?
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Old June 4th, 2016, 02:32 PM   #107
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Since it's called Intercity, skipping the largest city would not be popular politics.

In a twist of events Halden does not appear to want a new railroad station/line - and now they have hired someone from Deutsche bahn making proposals for a Svinesund - Strömstad connection.
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Old July 24th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #108
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Jernbaneverket to build emergency terminal
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NORWAY’s infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has begun an of a 2.8 km section of the Bergen Railway between Voss and Palma Foss, where an emergency terminal is being built

The terminal is being constructed in the case of extreme weather conditions or other natural disasters so that freight can be transhipped to trucks when necessary

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Old August 16th, 2016, 01:02 PM   #110
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Since it's called Intercity, skipping the largest city would not be popular politics.

In a twist of events Halden does not appear to want a new railroad station/line - and now they have hired someone from Deutsche bahn making proposals for a Svinesund - Strömstad connection.
It wouldn't be skipping, it would be branching. One branch Moss-Sarpsborg-Halden-the world, one branch Moss-Sarpsborg-Fredrikstad, the latter would likely have more traffic than the former, but the former would have the long-distance traffic. I could imagine some local trains serving the towns on the old/new track as well, at least during commute hours.

A more radical approach would be a direct line Ski-Sarpsborg, bypassing Moss and Fredrikstad in quest of the straight line. It would be all forest, so it would only make sense for long-distance rail Gothenburg/Malmö/Copenhagen/Hamburg, and turn Ski-Moss-Fredrikstad-Sarpsborg to the local/intercity rail branch. The Moss-Fredrikstad-Sarpsborg makes that approach more likely, but very far off in the future, given that intercity -Halden is 2030 at best.

An alternative would be Ski-Askim-Sarpsborg, slightly less of a straight line, but a possible start of Oslo-Askim-Kil-Karlstad.


The map above uses an airline symbol for the Rygge station, fairly rich as the planned station is far from the airport, but with the current state of the airport it may not matter so much anyway.


I haven't heard of any opposition to the train line in Halden, link? I have seen other municipalities wanting priority for secondary lines rather than the outer intercity (in Norwegian).

That would be green (and blue?) rather than red on this map.

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Old August 16th, 2016, 08:52 PM   #111
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I haven't heard of any opposition to the train line in Halden, link?
http://www.ha-halden.no/torgeir-haug.../s/5-20-190867

Basicly there was only thing in the local newspaper during a period of the summer how the new railway would ruin the town etc....
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TBMs start drilling Scandinavia’s longest rail tunnel
Wednesday, September 07, 2016



THE first two of four tunnel boring machines (TBMs) which will be used to build 18.5km of twin-bore tunnel on the 22km Follo Line between Oslo and Ski were officially launched by Norway’s prime minister Mrs Erna Solberg and transport minister Mr Ketil Solvik-Olsen on September 5

The 150m-long TBMs were built by Herrenknecht, Germany, and dismantled for shipping to Norway before being reassembled in a shaft at Åsland. The TBMs have been designed specifically to operate in the challenging geological conditions of the Ekebergåsen

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Old October 31st, 2016, 08:20 PM   #113
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No more trains on the Rauma-line

Green Cargo cancels the freight train service on the Rauma-line.

It's not possible to continue the train-service under the current conditions.

The last departure will be on December 9th from Åndalsnes. A town located about 170km southwest of Trondheim.

According to Green Cargo the reason for closure is that the train route is not profitable anymore. Besides that the Rauma-line has a low priority of track distribution at the railway terminal in Alnabru.


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Old November 30th, 2016, 11:48 PM   #114
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Trains now run trough new Holmestrand station:



Now every town will want one of these ofcourse, basicly giving a small town of 7000 people Norways greatest train station i guess will seem unfair to many larger towns (Who has been denied underground solutions)
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Metro in Stavanger NOW!
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Metro in Stavanger NOW!
That's not such a bad idea.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 06:02 AM   #118
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U mean Stavanger doesn't have underground station? :P

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Now every town will want one of these ofcourse, basicly giving a small town of 7000 people Norways greatest train station i guess will seem unfair to many larger towns (Who has been denied underground solutions)
It's quite frustrating in my opinion. People seem to think that it's simple to just copy/paste the Holmestrand solution to other cities. Like Hamar and Tønsberg.

However, they don't seem to realize that Holmestrand happens to have a large mountain with robust rock in an almost perfect "close to the center of town"-location. You can't magically make good ground conditions for tunnells magically appear beneath the ground in other places.

It seems so unlikely that Tønsberg - Larvik and a station in Hamar will ever be built at this point. :/
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Old February 12th, 2017, 04:58 PM   #120
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Trains now run trough new Holmestrand station:

Now every town will want one of these ofcourse, basicly giving a small town of 7000 people Norways greatest train station i guess will seem unfair to many larger towns (Who has been denied underground solutions)
Shame the Italians didn't take any inspiration of this station when building the ugly underground stations on their newly tunneled sections (San Remo, Torino PS AV underground, Bologna Centrale AV underground)..
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