Norske Tog, the state-owned ROSCO in Norway, owns a fleet of 59 long-distance passenger coaches, which are at the end of their lifetime. Therefore, the company is looking for replacements.
The Type 7 passenger stock was built between 1982 and 1988 for NSB, the national train operator in Norway, by Strømmen Værksted. Although upgraded between 2009-2011, their technical lifetime is over soon. Norske tog has announced a plan for their replacement by considering either purchasing or leasing used or new coaches, for a period of up to 10 years.
Used on legendary Bergensbanen and Sørlandsbanen, Type 7 railcars have long been an iconic part of Norwegian railways.