Norway: high speed railway network

Feasibility study of high-speed rail network in Norway

Client: Jernbaneverket (JBV, Norwegian National Rail Administration)

Asplan Viak AS, Sandvika, MiSA AS, Trondheim, VWI Stuttgart GmbH, Stuttgart

Involved institutions: VWI Stuttgart GmbH, Ingenieurgesellschaft Verkehr Stuttgart and Intraplan Consult München GmbH

Examination of the feasibility of high-speed services in the corridors from Oslo to Gothenburg, Stockholm, Trondheim, Bergen and Stavanger:

• Determination of transport demand, processing of Norwegian network and traffic data, application of a Europe-wide forecasting procedure

• Selection of suitable routing parameters, vehicles and the infrastructure

• Definition of links with the existing rail network

• Routing of corridors, elaboration and presentation of alternative solutions, choice among alternatives

• Development of operating concepts, use of vehicles, scheduling, coordination with freight traffic

• Evaluation of solutions for each corridor

• Create a complete proposal with a step-by-step plan of implementation

• Comprehensive definition of planning parameters with regard to nature and environmental protection (route guidance), consideration of natural features, inclusion of geological peculiarities in the planned route paths

Yana Ness participated in various parts of the project, including  simulations of railway on specific infrastructure routes, using software PULZUFA, calculating of energy consumption of the railway vehicles operation for various alternatives, determination of natural peculiarities of the geographical landscape and its impact.