Oslo-Stockholm train line saved

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Swedish railway SJ has announced that it will continue to operate three high-speed train routes between Oslo and Stockholm, after gaining assurances from Norwegian railroad officials that rail improvements will be made on the Norwegian side of the border.

The Swedish operator had threatened to shut down the popular line because of problems on Norway’s Kongsvingerbanen, the line running east from Oslo to Kongsvinger near the Swedish border.

Local newspaper Romerikes Blad reported last week that the Norwegian state agency in charge of railroad infrastructure will finally make the necessary improvements starting next summer. SJ will thus maintain the current service until next summer and plans to boost capacity on the line when improvements are completed in 2022.

newsinenglish.no staff