Norwegian Railway Authority

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Norwegian Railway Authority
Government agency
Industry Rail supervision
Founded 1996
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Area served
Key people
Erik Ø. Reiersøl-Johnsen (Director)
Number of employees
46 (2012)
Parent Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications

The Norwegian Railway Authority (Norwegian: Statens jernbanetilsyn) is a Norwegian government agency responsible for control and supervision of rail transport in Norway, including railways, tramways, rapid transits, heritage railways and side tracks.[1]

The agency was created on October 1, 1996 when the function was removed from the Norwegian State Railways. The inspectorate is subordinate to the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is located in Oslo.

Railway operators[edit]

The following companies have permission to operate railways in Norway:[2]


  1. ^ Norwegian Railway Inspectorate. "Welcome to the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate". Archived from the original on 2007-02-13. Retrieved 2007-01-22. 
  2. ^ Norwegian Railway Inspectorate. "Jernbanevirksomheter" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-01-22. 

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