The tender documents for Traffic Package 4 are now out.
At the beginning of March, the Norwegian Railway Directorate sent out the tender documents for Traffic Package 4. In Mantena, tender work is already in full swing.
Traffic package 4 is large with a comprehensive train offer that affects many passengers, including both local trains and intercity trains on heavily trafficked routes. The train offer in this package is important not only for many private individuals, but also for the business community in Eastern Norway.
Experienced total supplier
As expected, there are many companies who are interested in the traffic package. Acting CEO of Mantena, Vidar Leirvik, is confident that Mantena, together with the various other providers, will deliver solid offers that respond well to the requirements of the tender documents.
– We look forward to working with the different providers, who according to plan will deliver their offers in August this year. We have extensive experience with total delivery of train maintenance, both from Norway and Sweden. Our focus is always on contributing to a safe and high-quality service for travelers, regardless of the scope of the traffic package.
Trains in Traffic Package 4
The operation of the contract will start with a route change in 2023, and will last for ten years with the possibility of extension for up to two years. The traffic package includes the following round-trip trains:
- Local train (L-train) Spikkestad / Asker – Lillestrøm
- Local train (L-train) Stabekk / Oslo S – Ski
- Regional train (R-train) Oslo S – Ski
- Regional train (R-train) Stabekk – Moss
- Regional train (R-train) Oslo S – Mysen / Rakkestad
- Regional train (R-train) Oslo S – Hakadal / Jaren
- Regional express train (RE train) Oslo S – Halden
- Regional express train (RE train) Oslo S – Gjøvik
During the contract period, there will be major changes to the sections included in the traffic package, including the introduction of ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) and new train type 77 which will replace type 69.
In addition, the Follo line will be completed with full functionality and travel time from Ski to Oslo will be reduced by 50%. Train types from start-up will be 72, 69, 75, 75II, 74 and 73B.