Tuesday, May 24

These are the six companies that fought for the Norwegian railways’ “tenderloin”

British Stagecoach. Finnish VR. Go-Ahead. SJ. Vy. Flytoget. So cheap they said they could operate the railway lines around Oslo.

Minister of Transport and Communications Knut Arild Hareide’s (KrF) plan was to ensure that all intercity and local train lines around Oslo were exposed to competition before the election last autumn. But repeated postponements gave the new government the opportunity to stop the process. Here from the marking where Hareide participated, and where Flytoget used new train sets, last summer.

In December, the government canceled all further competition for Norwegian railways. By then, the competition for seven lines around Oslo had been going on for a year and a half. Just a few weeks before Minister of Transport Jon-Ivar Nygård (Labor Party) said stop, six train companies had submitted revised offers for what is called Traffic Package 4:

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