3300 hours of train delays after signal errors

Train foreign operator railroadTrain at Oslo Central Station. Photo: Norway Today Media

Signal error led to 3,330 hours of delays on Norwegian trains last year, according to figures NRK news has had access to.

All commuters are well aware that signal errors can cause jams and long delays in train traffic. There were about 7,000 signal errors on Norwegian railways in the last year, which resulted in 3,300 hours of delays on trains, NRK news reported.

– Signal error may be that a bulb breaks, a short circuit of a wire, or a stone in a bill. There is a very wide range of reasons, says Sverre Kjenne, director of Signal and Telecommunication Jernbaneverket, to the channel.

There will be investments in upgrades of the signaling system, but it will take time to get this in place, he continued.
– The large turnover comes from 2022 and beyond. Oslo, we plan to take in 2016, so the effect of the renewal, if you look at fault in hours of delay, will come only after that, says Kjenne.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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