Topic: Norway

Solar panels at Dammen railway station in Norway, source: Bane NOR

First solar-powered train station in Norway

Norwegian rail infrastructure manager Bane NOR plans to make the first train station in the country solar-powered. It will install 4,500 square metres of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Drammen railway station. This...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Coronavirus impact on railways: 19 March

RailTech continues to inform about the impact of coronavirus on the rail sector in Europe. Below you can find some highlights of Thursday, 19 March. Earlier, we have published similar updates on Wednesday, 18 March,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Train depot in Drammen, source: Bane NOR

Norway focuses on more efficient train depots

The Norwegian Railway Directorate has unveiled its new strategy for train depots. It suggests the construction of the new parking facilities with fewer slots. At the same time, the existing depots must be used more...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Seven key trends of EU rail sector in 2019

In 2019 the European railways continued their way towards automatisation and digitalisation. These two main trends significantly defined the development of the EU rail sector. But they were not the only ones. This list could...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five railway hacks to survive winter

Winter has come. In this regard, many European railway companies started to report about their preparations for fighting against heavy snows, icing and other unpleasant features of the season. Which hacks do they use in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

First Norwegian locomotive ready for ERTMS tests

French technology company Alstom has equipped the first Norwegian locomotive with ETCS onboard system. The Di8 diesel vehicle of Vy railway operator will be used for testing ERTMS in Norway. In total, Alstom should provide...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vy Flirt train, source: Stadler Rail

Stadler signs largest maintenance deal in Norway

Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail has concluded a new deal in Northern Europe. The company will maintain more than 100 Flirt trains operated by Norwegian rail operator Vy, former NSB. The 89-million-euro contract is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vy-branded train in Norway, source: Vy (NSB)

Norwegian State Railways transforms to Vy

Norwegian State Railways has changed its brand name from NSB to Vy. The new name means vista or prospect in Norwegian. The term also means having ambitions or a vision for the future. The rebranding...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko