A train on single track in Norway
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“No” to rail operators and traffic jams: Norway’s serious problem of capacity

A train on single track in Norway Kabelleger / David Gubler via bahnbilder.ch/picture/28085

Several of Norway’s railway lines are completely full, leading to traffic jams on the tracks and train delays, Bane NOR said in a statement last week. Norway’s mostly single track rails have almost no capacity left, and the rail infrastructure manager already has to say no to railway operators who want to run more trains.  How can a modal shift to rail to reduce transport emissions be realised when there is no space? 

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Author: Esther Geerts

Former Editor RailTech.com

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