Major train delays and cancellations in eastern Norway

Robin-Ivan Capar
Robin-Ivan Capar - [email protected] • 23 Jan, 2023 Updated Mon 23 Jan 2023 08:58 CEST
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Bane Nor does not know how long it will take to address the signalling issues. Photo by Sam Lee on Unsplash

Travellers have been told to expect delays and cancellations on Monday as Bane Nor is working to fix issues with the Asker and Drammen lines.

Many trains in eastern Norway are affected by the signalling problems, and people should expect delays and adjustments, Bane Nor announced on its website.

“We have a signalling error in the Lieråsen tunnel. This means that trains will run on only one track through large parts of the tunnel.

“The consequence is that there will be a good number of cancellations and delays, and that the trains that do run will unfortunately be very full. It’s very regrettable,” press officer Olav Nordli in Bane Nor told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). 

The issues are primarily affecting the Drammen Line and the Asker Line. Trains in and out of Oslo Central Station are affected by the issues. 

The trains affected include:

  • Asker – Oslo S – Kongsvinger – (Charlottenberg) R14
  • Drammen – Oslo airport/Oslo Airport, Flytoget FLY1
  • Drammen – Oslo S – Lillestrøm – Oslo airport/Oslo airport – Lillehammer RE10
  • Drammen – Oslo S – Dal R13
  • Kongsberg – Oslo S – Eidsvoll R12Oslo S – Bergen F4
  • Oslo S – Kristiansand – Stavanger S, Sørlandsbanen F5
  • Skien – Oslo S – Eidsvoll, Vestfoldbanen RE11

Bergensbanen line also affected

The trains running between Ås and Gol in Buskerud on the Bergen Line are also affected by signalling faults. The trains are running at a reduced speed on the route, and passengers should expect delays, Vy stated on Monday morning.

“There are fewer tracks in use on Asker-Brakerøya, expect delays and schedule adjustments. This is due to signalling errors. Bane Nor is working on addressing the problems,” Vy added.

The affected train lines are R14, FLY1, RE10, R13, R12, F4, F5 and RE11.

“We are afraid that this will last throughout rush hours, but there are people in place to fix the problems,” Nordli added.

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