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The Foreigner Norway government reviews inter-Scandinavia rail links. Norwegians and Swedes have railway build-out plans ready on their respective sides of the border but there is a buffer in the way between both countries. Scandinavian politicians wish to bring solving this up to speed. “Contacting Swedish authorities to see how we can jointly develop the rail link between our two countries is natural. This dialogue must be begun relatively quickly,” Progress’ (FrP) Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen told NRK. Train journey times between Oslo S and Gothenburg take an average of 3 hours and 45 minutes on weekdays.

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Norway government reviews inter-Scandinavia rail links

Published on Monday, 28th October, 2013 at 12:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 8th November 2013 at 10:20.

Norwegians and Swedes have railway build-out plans ready on their respective sides of the border but there is a buffer in the way between both countries. Scandinavian politicians wish to bring solving this up to speed.



“Contacting Swedish authorities to see how we can jointly develop the rail link between our two countries is natural. This dialogue must be begun relatively quickly,” Progress’ (FrP) Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen told NRK.

Train journey times between Oslo S and Gothenburg take an average of 3 hours and 45 minutes on weekdays.

Sweden’s rail network is more developed than their Norwegian peers’ is, according to the broadcaster.

Moreover, Chinese state construction company the China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CMC) has said they are willing to pay the entire Oslo-Sweden-Copenhagen NOK 89.3 billion bill (about SEK 95.91 billion/DKK 82 billion/EUR 10.99 billion at today’s ROE).

The heads of Oslo and Gothenburg City councils criticise the present Norway-Sweden rail network status quo.

“There’s a belief that the railway ends at the southern end of Østfold County, and one forgets that there is actually something on the other side of the border,” the Norwegian Conservatives’ (H) Stian Berger Røsland said.

“We see that this is needed. While Gothenburg’s inhabitants move across borders, the railway network planning map is unchartered outside our country’s borders. It’s completely stuck in the dark ages to be operating in this way in our time, exclaimed Anneli Hulthén, politician for the Swedish Social Democratic Party.




Published on Monday, 28th October, 2013 at 12:03 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 8th November 2013 at 10:20.

This post has the following tags: norwayrailways, scandinaviarailways, swedenrailways.





  
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