INTERCITY: MAJOR RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES BETTER TRAIN SERVICE IN EASTERN NORWAY

Shorter journey times, more frequent departures and new residential and commercial developments along the railway line. This is how the InterCity project will affect the population of Eastern Norway. Sweco is playing a key role in the InterCity development on the Sandbukta–Moss–Såstad section of line.

Facts

Project
InterCity Sandbukta–Moss–Såstad

Client
Norwegian National Rail Administration

Location
Sandbukta–Moss–Såstad

Period
2014–2024

Expertise
Transport, BIM, environmental consultancy, water and sewerage, project management and project administration, buildings and structures, planning and architecture, energy systems, technical installations

ASSIGNMENT AND SOLUTION

A significant increase in the population of Eastern Norway is anticipated in the time ahead. In Oslo and Akershus alone, it is estimated that 345,000 new inhabitants will arrive in the period up to 2040. The sharp anticipated growth in population will place greater demand on transport requirements.

Double track line in Eastern Norway in 2024
By 2024 the Norwegian National Rail Administration will offer Eastern Norway trains running on double track lines, frequent departures and an approx. one hour journey time from Hamar, Fredrikstad and Tønsberg to Oslo. The goal is for public transport to absorb the future rise in traffic, so that the impact on the road network on the approaches to Oslo does not increase at the same percentage rate as the population.

Sandbukta–Moss–Såstad section of line
In collaboration with Rambøll, Sweco is now in the process of drawing up detailed plans for technical solutions, as well as zoning plans for the 10 km long Sandbukta–Moss–Såstad section of line. This includes a new station at Moss, where there are major ambitions for residential and business developments around the station. Construction of this section of line is scheduled to start in 2018 and will be completed by 2024.