Vy will operate the train service on the Bergen line and in the Bergen-area
Vy has been awarded the tender of operating the train service in Traffic Package 3 West, including all long-distance trains between Oslo and Bergen, all regional trains on the Bergen - Voss – Myrdal line and all commuter trains between Bergen and Arna. The contract period starts in December 2020 and has a duration of 11 years.
- Vy are planning to strengthen the offer on this important part of the Norwegian railway. Norske tog will ensure that Vy is provided with the best preconditions possible to strengthen the operations of the railway offer in Traffic Package 3, says Øystein Risan, CEO in Norske tog AS.
Tender processes on passenger transport is a part of the Railway reform. The tender process is designed to improve the train service, and to introduce the railway sector for new ideas and improvements.
Norske tog is responsible for acquiring and renting out sufficient number of secure, reliable and modern vehicles to the train operators who are awarded contracts. The train operator, Vy, is responsible for management and maintenance throughout the contact period. Norske tog is responsible for larger modifications in the contract period.
- When the agreement with the The Railway Directorate has been signed on 20th December, Norske tog AS will enter a separate vehicle rental agreement with the company. Together, Vy and Norske tog, will make sound solutions that contributes to an attractive passenger train traffic and to “The Green Shift", says Risan.
This is the third tender that has been published in the market for train service operators in Norway. The first was Traffic Package 1 South, awarded to Go-Ahead Norway. The second tender, Traffic Package 2 North was awarded to SJ.
The press release from the Railway Directorate is available here.
Contact person Norske tog AS:
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