The Board of the Norway infrastructure manager, Bane NOR, decided, on March 14, to award Siemens and Alstom two contracts under country’s ERTMS programme. The two contracts will be signed in April. Siemens was awarded a NOK 5.5 billion (EUR 579 million) trackside contract which will be rolled out over the next 10 years and Alstom won a NOK 2 billion (EUR 210.6 million) contract to supply onboard equipment. Alstom will deliver the ETCS equipment for 400 vehicles owned by 14 companies such as Norske Tog (a wholly owned subsidiary of NSB AS), Cargonet, Flytoget, and other small companies.
Within the next ten years, under the Bane NOR’s ERTMS National Implementation Plan, Norway will invest NOK 20 billion (EUR 2 billion) to modernise its signalling system which recquires the installation of ERTMS Level 2 Baseline 3.
Recently, Bane NOR selected Thales to provide the Traffic Management System.
By 2034, Norway is committed to deliver a new signalling system on its entire railway network.