List of railway lines in Norway

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The Norwegian railway network consists as of March 2010 of 4,159 kilometres (2,584 mi) of line, owned and managed by the Norwegian National Rail Administration. Of this, 3,900 kilometres (2,400 mi) has regular traffic. This includes 30 lines in regular traffic and 10 lines with irregular traffic. Twenty-four of these lines are electrified. Norway's longest is the Nordland Line, which runs 734 kilometres (456 mi) from Trondheim to Bodø. The longest electrified line is the Sørlandet Line, which runs 563 kilometres (350 mi) from Drammen to Stavanger.[1]

As of March 2010, the system consists of 241 kilometres (150 mi) of double track, 2487 bridges, 695 tunnels, 3514 level crossings and 358 stations. The Drammen Line, the Gardermoen Line and the Asker Line are the only to be double track in their entire length.[1]

List[edit]

The following list contains all non-industrial railways to be completed in Norway. The list states the line's name and its terminal stations, or terminal points, if it does not terminate at a station. The list indicates if the line was opened as a private railway (one not owned or operated by NSB, and since 1996 by the National Rail Administration), and if the private line was later nationalized. The list also states which gauge the line was built in, and if it later has been converted to another gauge. The overall length and length of double track are given in kilometers and miles; this is the route length, not the length of the track. For those lines that have the full route in operation, the distance is the current length, while for lines that have been closed partially or in full, it is the length at the time of the opening. Next is listed if the line is electrified or not, and if the line was electrified at a different system than the standard 15 kV 16 23 Hz AC used by NSB and the National Rail Administration. The list then states the number of stations, bridges and tunnels on the line; for currently operating lines, this is the current count, while for other lines, it is the peak count in the line's history. The list then states the date the first section of line was taken into use and the date the last section of the line was taken into use. These dates may or may not be the same day that the official opening took place. For those railways that have been closed in full, the date of the closing (the first date without permitted revenue transport) is stated, along with if the track remains or not, and if the line has been taken into use by a heritage railway. This column also states if part of the railway has been closed for revenue traffic.

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¤ Private
¤* Opened private, since nationalized
# Parts of the line closed
Heritage
†† Closed; tracks remain
††† Closed; tracks removed
§ Opened with 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) narrow gauge.
* Opened with 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge.
** Opened with 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge, since converted to standard gauge.
*** Parts opened with 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge, since converted to standard gauge.
£ Opened with 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) narrow gauge.
££ Opened with 750 mm (2 ft 5 12 in) narrow gauge, since converted to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge.
$ Electrified at a non-standard voltage
El Electrified
St Number of stations
Br Number of bridges
Tu Number of tunnels
Line Termini Length
(km)
Length
(mi)
Double
track
(km)
Double
track
(mi)
El St Br Tu Opened Completed Closed Ref(s)
Ålgård GanddalÅlgård** 12 7 0 0 No 8 1 17 24 December 1924 24 December 1924 # [4]
Alna AlnabruGrefsen 2 1 0 0 Yes 0 6 1 20 January 1901 20 January 1901 [2]
Alnabru–Loenga Alnabru–Loenga 3 2 0 0 Yes 0 0 0 1 May 1907 1 May 1907 [2]
Arendal NelaugArendal** 36 22 0 0 Yes 8 16 3 18 December 1910 18 December 1910 [2]
Asker SandvikaAsker 15 9 15 9 Yes 0 2 3 1 August 2005 1 August 2005 [2]
Askim–Solbergfoss¤ AskimSolbergfoss 8 5 0 0 No 5 2 0 1918 1918 1 April 1965††† [5]
Bergen HønefossBergen*** 371 231 0 0 Yes 38 205 145 11 July 1883 1 December 1909 [2]
Bratsberg EidangerNordagutu 47 29 0 0 Yes 3 45 20 18 December 1917 18 December 1917 [2]
Brevik EidangerBrevik** 9 6 0 0 Yes 0 18 0 16 October 1915 16 October 1915 [2]
Dalane–Suldal Dalane–Suldal 1 1 0 0 Yes 0 0 0 1 March 1878 1 March 1944 [2]
Drammen Oslo SDrammen** 42 26 42 26 Yes 16 29 11 7 October 1872 7 October 1872 [2]
Dovre EidsvollTrondheim S*** 492 306 4 2 Yes 29 328 42 23 June 1862 20 September 1921 [2]
Eastern Østfold SkiSarpsborg 79 49 0 0 Yes 15 32 2 24 November 1882 24 November 1882 [2][6]
Flåm MyrdalFlåm 20 12 0 0 Yes 9 2 21 15 October 1941 15 October 1941 [2]
Flekkefjord SiraFlekkefjord 17 11 0 0 No 15 2 17 1 November 1904 1 November 1904 1 January 1991†† [7]
Gardermoen Etterstad–Eidsvoll 64 40 62 39 Yes 3 13 4 8 October 1998 22 August 1999 [2]
Gjøvik Oslo SGjøvik 123 76 2 1 Yes 23 72 7 20 December 1900 28 November 1902 [2]
Grimstad¤* GrimstadRise 22 14 0 0 No 18 2 0 16 September 1907 16 September 1907 1 September 1961††† [8]
Hardanger VossGranvin 28 17 0 0 Yes 13 3 4 1 April 1935 1 April 1935 # [9][10]
Holmestrand–Vittingfoss¤ HolmestrandVittingfoss* 24 15 0 0 No 12 1 1 1 October 1902 1 October 1902 1 June 1938††† [11]
Horten SkoppumHorten** 7 4 0 0 Yes 6 0 0 7 December 1881 7 December 1881 [12]
Kirkenes–Bjørnevatn¤ FinneidFagerli 8 5 0 0 No 3 0 1 13 July 1910 13 July 1910 †† [13]
Kongsvinger LillestrømCharlottenberg 116 72 0 0 Yes 17 62 0 3 October 1862 4 November 1865 [2]
Kragerø NeslandsvatnKragerø 27 17 0 0 No 13 4 11 2 December 1927 2 December 1927 1 January 1989††† [14]
Krøderen VikersundKrøderen** 16 10 0 0 No 16 0 0 28 November 1872 28 November 1872 1 March 1985 [15]
Lier¤ LierSvangstrand* 20 12 0 0 No 9 3 0 15 July 1903 15 July 1903 1 January 1937††† [16]
Lillesand–Flaksvand¤ LillesandFlaksvand* 17 11 0 0 No 9 0 0 4 June 1896 4 June 1896 22 June 1953††† [17]
Meråker HellStorlien 70 43 0 0 No 4 60 1 17 October 1881 17 October 1881 [2]
Namsos GrongNamsos 52 32 0 0 No 21 7 5 16 November 1896 7 December 1903 [18]
Nesttun–Os¤ HolmestrandVittingfoss£ 26 16 0 0 No 11 0 0 1 July 1894 1 July 1894 1 September 1935††† [19]
Nordland Trondheim SBodø 734 456 0 0 No 29 328 42 1 February 1902 1 February 1962 [2]
Numedal KongsbergRødberg 93 58 0 0 No 0 5 19 20 November 1927 20 November 1927 # [20][21]
Ofoten NarvikVassijaure 43 27 0 0 Yes 6 5 18 15 November 1902 15 November 1902 [2]
Oslo Port Oslo SOslo V 8 5 0 0 No 0 0 1 13 November 1907 13 November 1907 1983††† [3][22]
Østfold Oslo SKornsjø 171 106 64 40 Yes 23 134 17 2 January 1879 25 July 1879 [2]
Randsfjorden HokksundRandsfjord** 72 45 0 0 Yes 2 21 1 15 November 1866 16 October 1868 # [2][23]
Rauma DombåsÅndalsnes 116 72 0 0 No 4 103 5 30 November 1924 30 November 1924 [2]
Rjukan¤ MælRjukan 16 10 0 0 Yes$ 9 2 1 9 August 1909 9 August 1909 5 July 1991†† [24]
Roa–Hønefoss RoaHønefoss 34 21 0 0 Yes 0 27 3 11 July 1883 1 December 1909 [2]
Røros HamarStøren** 382 237 0 0 No 27 223 6 5 August 1864 16 January 1877 [2]
Røykenvik JarenRøykenvik 7 4 0 0 No 3 2 0 20 December 1900 20 December 1900 11 November 1957††† [25]
Setesdal KristiansandByglandsfjord* 79 49 0 0 No 61 7 17 27 November 1896 27 November 1896 2 September 1962 [26]
Skreia ReinsvollSkreia 22 14 0 0 No 11 0 0 28 November 1902 28 November 1902 15 September 1963††† [27][28]
Skøyen–Filipstad Skøyen–Filipstad** 2 1 1 1 Yes 0 0 0 7 October 1872 7 October 1872 # [2]
Solør KongsvingerElverum 88 55 0 0 No 0 31 1 3 November 1893 4 December 1910 [2]
Sørlandet DrammenStavanger*** 549 341 0 0 Yes 43 526 191 1 March 1878 1 March 1944 [2]
Sperillen HenSperillen 24 15 0 0 No 12 1 2 2 August 1926 2 August 1926 10 August 1957††† [29]
Spikkestad AskerSpikkestad** 12 7 0 0 Yes 7 0 8 7 October 1872 7 October 1872 [2]
Stavne–Leangen StavneLeangen 6 4 0 0 No 1 8 2 1 June 1957 1 June 1957 [2]
Sulitjelma¤ FinneidFagerli££ 36 22 0 0 No 15 5 6 13 October 1892 20 December 1956 23 July 1972 [30]
Thamshavn¤ HolmestrandVittingfoss§ 26 16 0 0 Yes$ 15 2 1 15 July 1908 15 August 1910 30 May 1974 [31]
Tinnoset¤* HjuksebøTinnoset 30 19 0 0 Yes$ 2 20 9 9 August 1909 9 August 1909 # [2][32]
Tønsberg–Eidsfoss¤ TønsbergEidsfoss* 48 30 0 0 No 19 3 0 21 October 1901 21 October 1901 1 June 1938††† [33]
Treungen NelaugTreungen** 65 40 0 0 No 12 1 2 2 August 1926 2 August 1926 10 August 1957††† [34]
Trunk¤* Oslo SEidsvoll 84 52 20 12 Yes 21 60 4 1 September 1854 1 September 1854 [2]
Urskog–Høland¤* SørumsandSkulerud£ 56 35 0 0 No 24 2 0 16 November 1896 7 December 1903 1 July 1960 [35]
Valdres EinaFagernes 108 67 0 0 No 24 3 3 28 November 1902 29 October 1906 # [36]
Vestfold DrammenEidanger** 128 80 17 11 Yes 11 99 16 7 December 1881 24 November 1882 [2]
Vestmarka SkotterudVestmarka 14 9 0 0 No 12 1 0 15 October 1918 15 October 1918 1 June 1965††† [37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jernbanen i tall" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Rail Administration. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 6 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af Norwegian National Rail Administration (2009): 6
  3. ^ a b Norwegian National Rail Administration (2009): 46
  4. ^ Bjerke (1994): 221
  5. ^ Bjerke (1994): 233
  6. ^ Bjerke (1994): 58
  7. ^ Bjerke (1994): 216–218
  8. ^ Bjerke (1994): 206–207
  9. ^ Bjerke (1994): 142–143
  10. ^ Aspenberg (1994): 86
  11. ^ Bjerke (1994): 226–229
  12. ^ Bjerke (1994): 171
  13. ^ Bjerke (1994): 241
  14. ^ Bjerke (1994): 204–205
  15. ^ Bjerke (1994): 42–43
  16. ^ Bjerke (1994): 224–225
  17. ^ Bjerke (1994): 232–233
  18. ^ Bjerke (1994): 106–107
  19. ^ Bjerke (1994): 234–235
  20. ^ Bjerke (1994): 178–181
  21. ^ Aspenberg (1994): 86
  22. ^ Bjerke (1994): 233
  23. ^ Bjerke (1994): 157
  24. ^ Bjerke (1994): 230–231
  25. ^ Bjerke (1994): 116
  26. ^ Bjerke (1994): 212–215
  27. ^ Bjerke (1994): 117
  28. ^ Aspenberg (1994): 90
  29. ^ Bjerke (1994): 161
  30. ^ Bjerke (1994): 238–240
  31. ^ Bjerke (1994): 236–237
  32. ^ Bjerke (1994): 176
  33. ^ Bjerke (1994): 226–228
  34. ^ Bjerke (1994): 161
  35. ^ Bjerke (1994): 42–43
  36. ^ Bjerke (1994): 118–119
  37. ^ Bjerke (1994): 47

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