Timekspressen

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Nettbuss TIMEkspressen
Nettbuss TIMEkspressen-Volvo 9700S-B12M.jpg
A Volvo 9700S coach in the current livery.
Parent Nettbuss
Commenced operation 4 August 1997
Service area Norway
Service type Intercity coach service
Routes 9
Hubs Oslo
Fleet Volvo 9700
Website www.timekspressen.no
A coach in TIMEkspressen's livery from 2002 to 2010.
A coach in approximately the original livery from 1997, here on a local route in 2006.

TIMEkspressen (Time Ekspressen means "Hourly Express") is an intercity coach brand used by Nettbuss on 9 routes in Norway. The coaches are usually operated at one hour headway, but some routes have higher frequency in rush hour and lower frequency in the weekends.

Several of the routes operated as TIMEkspressen compete directly with commuter and regional trains run by Nettbuss' owner, the Norwegian State Railway, including on the Kongsvinger Line, the Randsfjord Line, the Trøndelag Commuter Rail, the Vestfold Line and the Østfold Line.

History[edit]

The brand was originally started by Øst-Telemark Automobilselskap in 1997 through the company TIMEkspressen Telemark on the route NotoddenKongsbergOslo. In 1998, Nettbuss bought both companies and started developing the brand on other areas served by Nettbuss.

Routes[edit]

From May 2013, line numbers are preceded by letters "TE". Only major intermediate stops are mentioned.

Current routes (Updated August 2015)[edit]

Number Route Operator Start date Notes and history
TE1 Notodden - Kongsberg - Drammen - Oslo Nettbuss Sør 4 August 1997
  • 24-hour service from 16 March 1998
  • No longer 24-hour service from 3 September 2012
TE2 Kongsvinger - Oslo Nettbuss Øst August 1998
TE3 Sarpsborg - Moss - Oslo Nettbuss Øst April 2002
TE6 Hvaler - Fredrikstad - Råde - Oslo Nettbuss Øst 4 November 2008
  • Former Oslofjordekspressen (NOR-WAY)
TE9 Mysen - Askim - Oslo Nettbuss Øst 20 January 2003
TE11 Volda - Ålesund - Molde - Kristiansund Nettbuss Midt-Norge 1 May 2005
  • Will be discontinued from 1 January 2016.
TE14 Stavern - Larvik - Sandefjord - Oslo Nettbuss Ekspress 16 January 2006
TE15 Gjøvik - Skreia - Oslo Airport, Gardermoen - Oslo Nettbuss Øst 1 May 2008

Former routes[edit]

Number Route Start date End date Notes and history
TE4 Hønefoss - Oslo 19 August 2002 30 June 2015
  • Replaced by Brakar line 200 from 1 July 2015
5 BergerSvelvikDrammenOslo 19 August 2002 20 December 2003
TE5 ArendalKristiansand 24 January 2005 November 2013
6 StjørdalTrondheim August 1999 17 August 2008
  • Replaced by line 12
7 StørenMelhusTrondheim 21 October 2002 17 August 2008
7 ÅsgårdstrandHortenHolmestrandDrammenOslo 19 September 2011 December 2012
TE8 TjømeTønsbergOslo 11 November 2002 4 January 2015
TE10 VikersundDrammenOslo 15 August 2005 31 December 2014
  • Replaced by Brakar line 100 between Vikersund and Drammen from 2 January 2015
12 OrkangerTrondheim 22 August 2005 17 August 2008
  • Replaced by new line 12
12 StjørdalTrondheimFannrem 18 August 2008 31 December 2011

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