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As a supporter of a railway in a straight line between Råde and Skjeberg, I also see how strong a role Moss Airport Rygge can have for the Lower Glomma Region, for Østfold and the rest of Norway. Let me explain it a little more.
The report on what went wrong during the quick clay landslide in Ask at Gjerdrum did not strengthen the railway construction through Moss. Now the alternative from BBM / Norsk Bane is much stronger. The railway should continue along the E6 in Råde with a station at Moss Airport Rygge. A strong junction between aircraft and runway.
Follobanen Oslo – Ski (in 11 min) will soon be ready. The Skagerrak line, a high-speed line Oslo – Gothenburg – Copenhagen – Hamburg is under development. The Fehmarnbelt is a tunnel under construction between Denmark and Germany that alone cuts the journey by 160 km to Hamburg.
The environmental perspective with rail is obvious, but it takes several decades to expand and high-speed networks in Norway. Meanwhile, the only effective trip through Norway is by plane. The ridge can then become a very good junction between flying in Norway and can further down in Europe. Especially when night trains with sleeping cars are now also planned.
You do not need a sleeping compartment from Rygge to Gothenburg (40 min.), Copenhagen (2h.) Or Hamburg (4h).
From Hamburg you can reach today:
Frankfurt 3: 21t
Amsterdam: 5: 08h
Basel: 6: 37t
Paris: 8: 01h
Vienna: 8: 38t
London: 9: 14h
Rome: 15: 22h
Travel times which will be much faster over the next year, because the railway network in Europe is under strong development. The Fehmarnbelt cuts travel time to Germany by well over a period of time, and Brenner Base tunnels through the Alps shorten travel time to Italy by a time and ten minutes. It is building railways across Europe and the first milestone is set for 2030.
The special thing about Moss Airport is still that the travel time from Oslo is shortened. The Skagerrak line should be laid in a straight line Skjeberg – Rolvsøy – Solli – Moss Airport – and connected to the double track at Sandbukta north of Moss. Then the travel time Oslo – Rygge is no longer than Oslo – Gardermoen and Moss airport will also be attractive for Oslo’s 700,000 inhabitants. With Østfold’s 300,000 inhabitants, we suddenly have well over a sufficient customer base for the airport. I also carry a large number of passengers to and from Europe traveling by high-speed rail.
This also gives Moss Airport and an environmental perspective that Oslo Airport does not have. Moss Airport and the Skagerrak line will definitely strengthen each other with a common hub.
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