Oslo Municipality, Viken County Municipality, and the Norwegian state have agreed that there will be new toll negotiations for the Oslo area in 2024.
On Wednesday, Oslo City Council decided to build the Fornebu line and increase toll rates by a total of 40% on September 1 this year and January 1, 2024.
Environment and Transport Agency Councilor Sirin Stav (MDG) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that the increase would have come even without the budget gap in the project. The tolls will also finance a new signaling system on the subway, the upgrade of the Majorstuen station, maintenance of trams and subways, cycle paths, and the best possible route offer in Oslo and Viken.
“We have solved the challenges for a few years to come, and then we have to look at how we can secure the financing of absolutely crucial public transport projects in our region,” Stav told the national broadcaster.
She added that in 2024 an even tougher prioritization of projects must be discussed, as well as a further increase in tolls.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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