October 30, 2017

Norway plans first order for double-deck trains

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Norway plans first order for double-deck trains David Gubler

THE Norwegian Railway Directorate announced on October 24 that it has instructed state-owned rolling stock company Norske Tog to invite bids for a contract to purchase or lease a fleet of double-deck EMUs for commuter services on the Østfold Line south of Oslo.

A request for information was published earlier this year and the directorate says it has received a favourable response from suppliers.

The order would be the first for double-deck trains in Norway, and is intended to provide additional capacity on services from Oslo to Ski and Vestby.

A formal announcement on the tender will be made shortly.

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