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UPDATE: Travel disruption in Norway eases as rail services return to normal

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UPDATE: Travel disruption in Norway eases as rail services return to normal
Travel in Norway is returning to normal, however train traffic is still affected. Pictured is a train at Asker station in Norway. Photo by Jeremi Joseph on Unsplash

Travel across Norway is returning to normal after more than a week of heavy disruption. Major roads have reopened and train travel has mostly returned to normal.


Most major roads in Norway have reopened following flooding and landslides last week. Extreme weather cut off east and west Norway from each other, and all major roads between Oslo and Trondheim were closed for a period. 

The E16 Ringerike between Nes and Buttingsrud reopened on Sunday. The E16 is open the entire route between Hønefoss and Bergen. The E6 between Oslo and Trondheim is open. Heavy vehicles have been asked to drive the Østerdalen route. 

Norwegian National Road 4 reopened on Saturday. National Highway 15 from Otta to Strynefjellet has reopened, making journeys between east and west Norway possible. 

Several various diversions are in operation on Norway's major roads. Anyone planning their journey should check for diversions on the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's website. 

Due to the collapse of Randklev Birdge traffic on the Dovre line will be disrupted for the foreseeable future. 

The collapse of Randklev Bridge means that trains cannot get to Dombås via the Dovre railway. Dombås station is the starting point of the Rauma railway. The Dovre line between Hunderfossen and Dombås is closed for traffic with no forecasted open date.

Sj Nord runs train traffic connecting central and southeastern Norway. Until September 1st, the 5:54 am departure between Trondheim S and Dombås has been cancelled, with no alternative transport from Trondheim to Dombås arranged.

There will, however, be a bus for train replacement between Dombås and Lillehammer. From Lillehammer to Oslo S, a train will be in operation. The 08:17 am, 1:38 pm and 3:23 pm departures will have a bus for train replacement between Trondheim and Lillehammer. From Lillehammer, a train will run to Oslo.


The 10:18 am departure will instead leave at 9:22 am and use the Røros line to get to Oslo. The train will have no premium seats and no café cart. The night train will be cancelled with no alternative transportation.

From Oslo S to Trondheim, the 8:02 am, 2:02 pm and 4:02 pm departures will be serviced by a train to Lillehammer and then a bus to Trondheim. The 1:02 pm departure will use the Røros line to get to Trondheim. The evening departures are cancelled with no alternative transport.

The remaining weekends throughout August will be marked by changes to the schedule. More information can be found on the website of SJ Nord.

The Rauma and Røros line are open. The Røros line will have additional Trondheim/ Oslo services in operation. 

Trains on the Nordland line, Saltenpendelen line, Trønder line and Meråker line are all fully operational. 

Delays are expected on the Gardermoen line due to fewer tracks being in operation at Eidsvoll. This may affect the RE10, RE11 and R12 trains. 

The Bergen line has reopened for normal traffic. 

The Gjøvik line between Oslo and Gjøvik is closed due to planned works and will reopen on August 21st. 


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