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Invitation: Information- and input meeting about new long-distance trains in Norway

Norske tog wants dialogue with and input from stakeholders and user groups to develop a requirement specification that replies to the needs and wished of different stakeholders and user groups.

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Norske tog AS owns and manages rolling stock for rental for passenger train operators in Norway and is responsible for procurement of new rolling stocks. Norske tog is planning to acquire new long-distance trains to operate the Dovre Railway, the Sørland Railway, the Bergen Railway and the Nordland Railway. The new trains will replace the current long-distance trains when they approach their expected technical life and strengthen the Norwegian train service in line with the Railway Directorate’s estimated growth.

  • The trains servicing on the Bergen line must be replaced first
  • Renewal of the night train service on the long-distance lines is included in the procurement
  • It is planned to procure up to 100 long-distance trains to be put into service in the period 2025-2033

Norske tog wants dialogue with and input from stakeholders and user groups to develop a requirement specification that replies to the needs and wished of different stakeholders and user groups.

Date: Wednesday 28. October 2020

Time: 8.30 AM – 11.30 AM CET

Place: Pakkhuset Oslo, Nedre Slottsgate 2C (and digital)

The meeting will be live streamed. Digital attendees will also get the opportunity to ask question to the presenters.

Registration information

50 participants can be present at Pakkhuset, according to the current infection control rules. We kindly ask for each company/organization to only sign up 1, and maximum 2, people for physical presence at the meeting.

Live stream link will be distributed before the meeting. The recording will be published on our website after the meeting. Selected sections of the recording will have english subtitles.

Register here!
(The register form is in Norwegian. Please send an e-mail to kine.stousland@norsketog.no if you want to register in english.)

Program

  • The Road ahead towards new long-distance trains, by Øystein Risan, CEO of Norske tog
  • Kick-off for long-distance trains, by John-Ragnar Aarset, Secretary of State, Ministry of Transport
  • What does the future hold for long-distance trains? By Kirsti Slotsvik, Railway Director
  • An experienced train passenger’s perspective, by Sigrid Elsrud, togbloggen.no
  • Need and desires for new long-distance trains – the train operator’s perspectives
    SJ by Sverre Høven, CEO
    Go-Ahead by Cathrine Elgin, CEO
    Vy Tog by Arne Fosen, Executive Vice President
    Questions/Comments
  • Train throughout the country and opportunities for tourism
    Fjord Tours Group by Vibeke Tvedt Raddum, Commercial Director
    Naturvernforbundet by Holger Schlaupitz, Head of Department
  • Need and desires for new long-distance trains - input from some user groups
    Handikapforbundet by Magnhild Sørbotten, Deputy Chair
    Norwegian Railway Association by Ronald Lerøen
    Norwegian Locomotive Driver's Association by Rolf Ringdal, Leader
  • Q & As
  • Summary by Øystein Risan

The meeting ends with a light lunch within the infection control rules.