Norway’s minister of transport Mr Ketil Solvik-Olsen confirmed on May 15 that the government would provide funding for the additional Stadler Flirt trains, including the first bi-mode sets, to meet continuing growth in passenger numbers.

The order will include two electro-diesel trains, which will enter service in April 2021.

The order will enable the replacement of class 92 DMUs currently used by Norwegian State Railways (NSB) on regional services in the Trondheim area as well as older inter-city trains used on peak services on the Østfold Line and the Vestfold Line.

The 105m-long, five car trains are specially designed for the Nordic climate.

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