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High-speed trains ‘may be profitable’

Pressure is growing in favour of building new high-speed train lines around Norway, and a long-awaited report released Wednesday didn't put the brakes on...

High-speed train talk ‘just that’

A former boss of Norwegian state railway NSB is scoffing at new studies and plans for high-speed trains in Norway, believing them to be...

Butter shortage slices high tariffs

Norwegian authorities eased their strict protectionist policies this week when they finally lowered import tariffs to offset a sudden shortage of butter. Otherwise, though,...

Trains running on time!

Trains that run on schedule normally don't prompt headlines, but in Oslo they do. After years of delays, cancellations and generally unreliable service, it...

Police renew fight against pirate taxis

Oslo police already have vastly increased their presence on the streets of the capital, to battle a rising tide of rape and other forms...

New highway project takes a toll

A long-awaited expansion of the E6 highway opened this week north of Oslo's main airport at Gardermoen, but the road improvement comes at a...

Bus boss admits to taking bribes

A bribery scandal involving the Oslo area's main bus company, now called Unibuss, kept rolling on Tuesday after one of the Unibuss bosses charged...

Building firms fined for price-fixing

State competition authorities have hit two large construction firms with heavy fines after some employees were found to have set prices on road-building projects....

NSB cuts fares to Gardermoen

Fares on state railway NSB's line between Oslo and the capital's main airport at Gardermoen are about to be cut by 20 percent, to...

Ministers back higher tolls in commuter rush

Two government ministers are encouraging local authorities to impose higher tolls during the morning and afternoon commuter rush, to further discourage commuters from using...

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