Norwegian Railway Authority
|Erik Ø. Reiersøl-Johnsen (Director)|
Number of employees
|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.
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.
The following companies have permission to operate railways in Norway:
- Ordinary railways
- Tramways and rapid transits
- Heritage railways
- Side tracks