A unique rail project – SørVestBanen

  • Anders Langeland UiS & AgderResearch
Keywords: rail ways


The gap between transport work done and the goals of shifting from road transport to more environmentally sustainable modes keep widening (EEA 2006). Rail transport inter-cities could be an instrument for such a shift, however the rail infrastructure has suffered a lack of investment for 30 years. SørVestBanen is a vision and project that could facilitate such a shift through basically upgrading the existing track and offer high frequency services, both for passengers and freight.