Targeting to halve emissions from the transport sector by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, the government announced a National Transport Plan for 2022-2033.
During the plan period, the government will allocate NOK 1,200 billion to the development of an efficient, eco-friendly and safe transport system ( NOK 1076 billion of which is directly financed by the State).
Within this plan, one objective is to strengthen railway services in Norway.
The government plans to spend close to NOK 400 billion on the railway over the next 12 years.
It will in particular develop and strengthen the railway where it has an important role in the transport system, the goal being to have an environmentally friendly passenger and freight transport by rail.
The key for these investments is to develop new infrastructure, better maintenance, and to enhance the digitalisation of the railway sector. A new digital signalling system and better network coverage are central to the modernisation of the Norwegian railway.