RNE has created an easy-to-use, English-language Glossary of terms related to Network Statement. The Internet page offers a more extensive glossary of terms relevant to the Network Statement.
Network Statement Glossary

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ATS Agreement on Track Access and Use of Services
Bane NOR Bane NOR SF
DSB Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection
IM Infrastructure Manager
JBD Ministry of Justice and Public Security
MoT Ministry of Transport and Communications
NRA The Norwegian Railway Authority
ORV Operational rules for traffic personnel
OSS One-Stop-Shop
RFC Rail Freight Corridor
RNE RailNetEurope
RU Railway Undertaking
SJN Route description for the rail network
TPRT Technical planning requirements for track
TJN Traffic Rules for the Norwegian National Rail Administration’s Network
TRASÉ Traffic-related route information


Agreement on track access and the use of services Agreement between Bane NOR and the RU on the use of Bane NOR's rail network and services, cf. the Railway Regulations, § 10-1 and Network Statement annex 2.3.1
Applicant A railway company or international consortium of railway companies or physical or legal entities, such as competent authorities in accordance with Regulation (EC) no. 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road, which have a non-profit or business interest in being allocated infrastructure capacity, cf. the Railway Regulations, § 1-3, letter j).
ARBIS Bane NOR's electronic system for reviewing technical planning requirements for track (TPRT)
Assisting train A train that goes out to collect a train that is stationary on the line.
BEST-K Bane NOR's electronic system for infrastructure capacity applications (routes and infrastructure work) during the applicable timetable period (operational capacity allocation)
BEST-L Bane NOR's electronic system for infrastructure capacity applications (routes) for annual capacity allocation
Border crossings The point or station where a cross-border railway connection crosses to another infrastructure manager. The expression is only used when crossing national borders
Capacity allocation Process for annual allocation of infrastructure capacity
Evacuation Train A train set intended for the evacuation of passengers from wrecked trains
Exceptional transport A train can be regarded as an exceptional transport when the load's and/or the rolling stock's total weight, load per metre, the profile of the load or other circumstances require special precautionary rules to be applied when running the train. Cf. UIC Code 502
FIDO Bane NOR's electronic system for allocation of routes and announcements
Fire fighting train A train set furnished with fire extinguishing equipment and intended for extinguishing fires
Maximum Line speed The maximum speed that is permitted on a particular stretch of track
Model of pre-planned train paths A model consisting of train paths in the system, developed so as to be able to keep traffic flowing on stretches of track with very high capacity utilisation. Due to the structure of the national railway network, with Oslo Central Station as the «hub» of a wheel and long stretches of single track, changes in the model of pre-planned train paths will affect train timetables throughout Norway. In addition to the Oslo area, models of pre-planned train paths have been developed for the Stavanger and Bergen areas.
Operative Capacity Allocation Allocation of infrastructure capacity in the applicable timetable. Operative Capacity Allocation involves allocation of residual capacity, cf. Residual Capacity.
Performance scheme A scheme intended to help improve the performance of the IM and RU. Cf. the Railway Regulations, § 6-6 and ATS section 12
Rail-mounted maintenance machines Machines that are employed to perform infrastructure work
Rail network The rail network managed by Bane NOR. The Norwegian rail network is the same as the rail network managed by Bane NOR.
Residual capacity Unoccupied (free) track capacity in the network that has not been allocated for running trains or as an access track for infrastructure work in the established timetable
Rush-hour train Train arriving on the train route between 07:00 and 09:00 or departing between 15:00 and 17:00 in major towns and cities on weekdays (not Saturdays or Sundays)
Salvage train Train set intended for salvaging wrecked trains. The salvage train usually consists of an equipment wagon and a crew coach. The equipment wagon contains equipment for lifting and rerailing trains, extra couplings, etc.
The (Norwegian) National Transport Plan A Report (White paper) to the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) prepared by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. This report presents the Norwegian government's transport policy. It is also a strategic plan for the development of the comprehensive system for road, rail, air and sea transport
Train consist A list that identifies the particular wagon units in a train, among other things. Cf. the Train Operation Regulations, § 4-4 and TJN section 4.1.4
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