[NO / Expert] +25 FLIRTs for Norske Tog – bimodal units included [updated]

This article was originally published on 24.06.2018 – and updated on 12.12.2018

On 12.12.2018 Norske Tog (NT), the state owned rolling stock company of Norway, and Stadler Rail signed a contract for the delivery of 25 extra FLIRT trains. Norske tog thus decided to use the last option of the contract signed in 2008, bringing the total number of Class BM74/BM75 EMUs to 150.

It is planned to include two bi-mode units in this final batch. Norske Tog is also planning an upgrade of the passenger related electronics on the existing Norwegian FLIRT fleet. 

We especially thank Norske Tog for the bi-mode FLIRT pictures. 

Norske Tog?

Norske Tog (Norwegian Train) is the Norwegian state-owned company established to offer rental of rolling stock for passenger transport operators on the Norwegian railway tracks. The company is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Norske Tog BM75 02 is part of the Oslo Commuter services – Photo: Norske Tog

Most NSB (Norges Statsbaner) rolling stock was transferred to Norske Tog in 2016 due to the railway reform which should eventually launch competition in Norway by 2027.  Rolling stock of the Flåmsbana, excluded from competition, stays with NSB. “Berging” (recovery) and emergency rolling stock was transferred to Bane NOR, Norway’s Infrastructure Agency.

 

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