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Old October 4th, 2017, 12:54 AM   #161
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Farriseidet-Porsgrunn aerial pictures and construction update.
























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Old October 4th, 2017, 02:27 PM   #162
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New tunnel at Djupvik on the Ofot line. The old tracks will function as a passing loop when completed.



Construction update taken this summer:



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Old October 8th, 2017, 05:02 PM   #163
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The first bimodal trains could be in traffic from 2020.


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Old October 10th, 2017, 02:55 PM   #164
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Breakthrough have been reached in the Blix tunnel of the Follo bane project.


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Old October 13th, 2017, 12:53 AM   #165
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Preliminary renderings of the planned upgrade of Kolbotn station in Suburban Oslo. The upgrade will result in the removal of the center turn line. It will also feature longer platforms of at least 220 meters. The work will first begin after Follobanen have been completed and this stretch is no longer part of the main trunk lines.






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Old October 14th, 2017, 04:20 PM   #166
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Some historic pictures of the Ljans viaduct in Oslo. It was completed in 1878. The bridge was sold to Christiania Spigerverk after the line got re-aligned towards Hauketo in 1925. It was blown up to provide materials for nails in 1929.







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Old October 28th, 2017, 02:51 AM   #167
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The Finnish minister of transportation have suggested to commission a feasibility study along with her Norwegian counterpart on the prospect of a railway link with Rovaniemi in Finland and one ice-free harbour in Norway. The most likely harbour end point of this line would be Kirkenes, but also Narvik, Skibotn and Murmansk (Russia) are considered as possible candidates.

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Old October 28th, 2017, 02:59 AM   #168
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We likely seen Norways first double-decker train cars be introduced on the Østfold line soon as Norske Tog A/S have asked to be provided with offers on double-deckers before the year-end.

https://www.aftenposten.no/norge/i/R...-toetasjes-tog
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The most likely harbour end point of this line would be Kirkenes, but also Narvik, Skibotn and Murmansk (Russia) are considered as possible candidates.
From the Norwegian prospective, I think Skibotn would make sense since it's close to Tromsø, the major Norwegian "city" up north. But the Finns would be building most of the rail line so their interests would weigh heavy.

Can't see the Finns choosing Murmansk even if it was best for the North East passage as they would not want to rely on the Russians for an arctic port.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 04:03 PM   #170
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From the Norwegian prospective, I think Skibotn would make sense since it's close to Tromsø, the major Norwegian "city" up north. But the Finns would be building most of the rail line so their interests would weigh heavy.

Can't see the Finns choosing Murmansk even if it was best for the North East passage as they would not want to rely on the Russians for an arctic port.
Also, if they would like to ship via Murmansk there's an much cheaper alternative. There are remains of an railway track between Kemijärvi and Alakurtti on the Russian side. It was abandoned in 1942, reports of restoration comes up from time to time.

My money is on that the railway will connect to Kirkenes.
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Old October 30th, 2017, 04:45 PM   #171
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New snow bridges have been completed on Øvre Midtstova above Bergensbanen.




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Old November 4th, 2017, 10:35 PM   #172
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Work on the Follo Bane project had been paused after an until now unknown, tunnel-like construction was found during demolition work in Ski. It is not known how old it is nor what it function was. It will now be determined what historical value it have before work can resume.









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Old November 11th, 2017, 12:19 AM   #173
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New tunnel at Djupvik on the Ofot line. The old tracks will function as a passing loop when completed.

It's now completed and have been opened for traffic.




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Old November 26th, 2017, 12:50 AM   #174
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From Railway Gazette:

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Flytoget orders CAF Oaris trainsets
23 Mar 2015



NORWAY: Oslo Gardermoen airport rail link operator Flytoget has awarded CAF a €120m contract to supply eight four-car Oaris trainsets, along with spare parts and technical support.

The new electric multiple-units are scheduled to enter services from early 2018, supplementing Flytoget’s current fleet of 16 Adtranz EMUs on services between Oslo C station and the airport and allowing a more intensive service to Lysaker. According to Flytoget CEO Linda Silseth the additional capacity is needed to support expansion at of the airport and increase rail’s market share

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Renderings. It's introduction have been delayed and it will not be in service until August 2019. It will be designed for a top speed of 270 km/h.







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Old November 26th, 2017, 04:24 PM   #175
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The Ministry of Transport and Communications have asked the Railway Directorate to produce a updated price estimate and a cost–benefit analysis of a new railway link between Fauske and Tromsø.
http://www.itromso.no/nyheter/2017/1...8-15653280.ece

Map showing the proposed route in 1992.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 03:20 PM   #176
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Rehabilitation of the Lier tunnel between Lier (Drammen) and Asker is underway.


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Old November 28th, 2017, 03:39 PM   #177
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Construction update from inside the Ulriken tunnel.







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Old December 3rd, 2017, 03:06 AM   #178
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New follobane construction pictures.





















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Old December 18th, 2017, 11:55 PM   #179
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Another picture of the Farriseidet-Porsgrunn line which will open next year.

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Old December 19th, 2017, 12:32 AM   #180
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The parliament approved the financing for the new double tracks on the Sandbukta-Moss-Såstad stretch on the Østfold line on the 14th of December. It's planned with a startup in 2018. Expected cost is is around 8,7 billion NOK. Here are some illustrations of the project.












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