Bane NOR completes new line between Oslo and Ski
A new double-track railway was completed on Sunday between Olso and the city of Ski. Development of the 22-kilometre-railway, also dubbed the Folloban, began 2015. The project carries a price tag of 3.5 billion euros.
The price tag makes the Folloban Norway’s biggest transport project to date. The centrepiece of the line is the 3.2-kilometre Blixtunnel, the longest of its kind in the region. The new railway cuts travel time between Olso and Ski from 22 to 11 minutes.
King Harald V and crown prince Haakon Magnus performed the official opening of the Folloban on Monday, December 12, in Oslo. The duo will then be joined on the train to Ski by prime minister Jonas Gahr Støre, minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård and Bane NOR ceo Gorm Frimannslund.
A preview of the journey can be watched below.
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