Bane NOR, Norway

Bane NOR is the Norwegian Railway Infrastructure Manager that is responsible for implementing ERTMS on the Norwegian railway network.

The Norwegian Government decided in 2012 that all future signalling systems shall be based on the European standard ERTMS. Norway is obligated to implement EUs Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) into Norwegian law, under Norway’s membership in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA).

BaneNOR is about to undertake a major renewal of signalling systems throughout the network. The renewal will take part from 2015 to 2030 and will include the implementation of ERTMS. This also includes retrofitting of the train fleet with ERTMS.

Further information can be found on the following subjects via the respective links :
The new digital signalling system for Ban NOR
Information regarding the signalling plan
2023 Nasjonal Signalplan


ERTMS on conventional lines

Norway’s first ERTMS line was put into commercial operation in August 2015. Renewal of signalling systems and implementation of ERTMS throughout the rest of the network will be undertaken from 2016 to 2030.

Norways first ERTMS Line is Østfoldbanens Østre linje

  • Line description: 7 stations, 17 level crossings, 2 level transition areas
  • Lenght of the line: 80 km
  • ETCS level used on the line: ETCS level 2
  • Supplier of the ERTMS infrastructure: Bombardier
  • Supplier of the ERTMS onboard: Bombardier
  • Train types operating on the line: Stadler Flirt EMU
  • Date of commissioning of ERTMS: August 2015

STM will be required to enable trains to operate onboth ERTMS and ATC lines during the migration phase to ERTMS. The legacy system used in Norway is EBICAB 700.


The whole Norwegian Railway Network is equipped with GSM-R / GPRS.