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Higher travel costs under Norway transport plan. Norway’s taxpayers will have to fork out more money for the pleasure of getting anywhere by road or rail. Norway’s taxpayers will have to fork out more money for the pleasure of getting anywhere by road or rail. Whilst eastern Norway travelling time is expected to decrease by up to 60 minutes on three main railway lines by 2024, Trondheim’s University for Science and Technology (NTNU) survey reveals the average price for road building is about 40 percent above the standard cost increase.

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Higher travel costs under Norway transport plan

Published on Tuesday, 12th March, 2013 at 13:09 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.

Norway’s taxpayers will have to fork out more money for the pleasure of getting anywhere by road or rail.

Pothole in the road
Pothole in the road
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Norway’s taxpayers will have to fork out more money for the pleasure of getting anywhere by road or rail.

Whilst eastern Norway travelling time is expected to decrease by up to 60 minutes on three main railway lines by 2024, Trondheim’s University for Science and Technology (NTNU) survey reveals the average price for road building is about 40 percent above the standard cost increase.

The study, included in the National Transport Plan’s (NTP) first draft, also shows it normally takes nine years from a implementing a plan until project completion.

Those conducted in urban areas the costs are normally even higher. The NTP also states that increased cost for building rail lines.

The government recently presented one of its major NTP pillars, making the E39 ferry-free. This week’s laying forth is politicians’ new proposal for improving the rail structure in the greater Oslo region and Eastern Norway.

The plan, which is in three stages, is supposed to supply the region with dual sets of tracks on three railways: Vestfoldbanen running south to Skien, Østfoldbanen to Halden, and Dovrebanen to Lillehammer.

Calculations show Oslo-Skien travel times will be cut by 66 minutes, Oslo-Halden by 37 minutes, and Oslo-Lillehammer by 55 minutes by making these stretches into intercity lines by stage three completion time.

Increased transfer of goods transport from roads to rail is also signalled under the NTP, which is due to double by the end of the same period.

To-date cost of the eastern Norway’s rail project is calculated to be about NOK 60 billion.



Published on Tuesday, 12th March, 2013 at 13:09 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland.

This post has the following tags: norwaytransport, transportplannorway, costs.





  
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