Since the pandemic started, it has not been possible to travel out of Norway by train. The borders opened on Wednesday, but the train companies do not know when there will be a new start.
– We are working to get this in place as soon as possible, but it is a logistics and many details that need to be in place, says communications manager Gina Scholz in the Norwegian Railway Directorate to NRK.
On the night of October 6, the government opened all the border crossings, but the train tracks out of Norway remained untouched.
According to Vy Norge, which runs the Oslo-Gothenburg route, first and foremost, personnel and ticket systems must be in place again. According to Vy Sverige, passenger traffic between Narvik and Stockholm will not be resumed until 24 October at the earliest, while the Värmland-Oslo route will not be operational until 1 November at the earliest.
SJ Norway opens the Trondheim-Storlien section on the brand new Meråker line on 31 October, while the Oslo-Stockholm route reopens on 12 December.
– Our travelers have been left without a climate-smart travel alternative, and it is fantastic that we start traffic again, says Martin Drakenberg in SJ Norway.
The Norwegian Railway Directorate is still working on finding out how to get the Oslo-Copenhagen route up and running again.