Norwegian trains on time?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jun 12, 2013 11:06 AM Last Post By: drumbrake
May 18, 2013 5:36 AM
May 18, 2013 6:52 AM
May 18, 2013 7:11 AM
May 23, 2013 3:28 AM
3is this over a weekend? One thing to be aware of (and I seem to be extremely unlucky with this) is that track work often seems to happen on the weekend near Oslo and often results in regular trains being replaced by busses in some of the final stretches near Oslo. I have only been traveling to Norway for work during the past 4 years infrequently but this has already happened twice to me, and was very inconvenient for my travel plans!
May 23, 2013 4:31 AM
4Latest stats are that 89.7% of NSB trains run on time.
I've seen weather-caused delays in high summer - first time I went to Norway the Oslo/Bergen line was closed for a day or two because of landslides after they got a month's worth of rain in 6 days. I've also seen delays due to overhead wire problems in summer.
May 24, 2013 5:48 AM
Jun 12, 2013 11:06 AM
6Short report back.
The trains in Norway which we used were on time and comfortable. Leaving Oslo towards Bergen was actually 30 minutes late leaving (the conductor announced that it was hard to find a replacement driver at 6.45 am on Sunday morning which I thought was fair enough), but by the time we reached Mydral we had made up the time. Coming back from Bergen the sleeper was very comfortable and combined with a minipris ticket can be a cheapish way to get from A to B.
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