Bergensbanen: Travel time by train between Oslo and Bergen has increased by 14 minutes since 1975

BergensbanenPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB
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Travel time by train between Oslo and Bergen has increased by 14 minutes over the last 46 years. Vy believes this is due to poor infrastructure and increased traffic.

According to a survey from Bane NOR, seven out of ten Norwegians are willing to take trains if they operate in an environmentally friendly way.

Trains are, of course, slower than planes, but in a test conducted by TV 2, it also turns out that taking trains between Oslo and Bergen is also slower in 2021 than in 1975.

The journey from Bergen to Oslo took seven hours and four minutes when a TV 2 reporter went on the trip. According to Vy, the average time should be shorter, 6 hours and 59 minutes.

Forty-six years ago, the train spent 6 hours and 45 minutes on the same route.

Vy believes that the infrastructure on the route and increased freight train traffic, as well as the traffic situation around Oslo, are contributing to the trains running slower now than in 1975.

Holger Schlaupitz, head of nature and climate at the Norwegian Society for Nature Conservation, states that the travel time by train between the big cities has been stagnant for the last four decades and describes Norway’s investments in trains and railroads as “almost non-existent.”

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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