Cf. Allocation Regulations Ch. 3 and Annex 1.
This chapter describes the services which Jernbaneverket offers its customers. The chapter is structured in the same manner as the overview of services in Annex 1 of the Allocation Regulations. These services are divided into following categories:
Cf. Allocation Regulations § 3-1 and its Annex I, section 1 - Annex 1.3.
An RU may obtain “the basic package” by signing the ATS.
The minimum access package contains the following:
Minimum access package also include access via the national rail network to service facilities referred to in Allocation Regulations Annex I, Section 2, such as railway stations, terminals, marshalling yards, depot tracks, etc., cf. Distribution Regulations § 3-2. This access service includes only the use of the access track to the described service facilities and does not authorize the use of slots for depositing or use of facilities and services that are offered in each service area.
The RU has on application the right to use the services as described in Distribution Regulations § 3-2,
Annex I, Section 2, to the extent Jernbaneverket reigns over such facilities and these are available for RU.
Stations for passengers, including buildings and other facilities. This includes person platforms for of and boarding, as well as the part of the station area with associated facilities, including the public spaces on stations, which is used for operation of the infrastructure. Public areas at stations include platform roofs and shelters for general use for the travellers, internal access points through buildings, lounges, reception halls, waiting rooms and toilets, as well as access to the service building, and Platforms parking spaces.
The RUs access to (and possible renting) other parts of the station buildings must be agreed with the owner of the building. As of November 2015 NSB is the owner of most station buildings in Norway. Regarding information about the passenger stations - cf. Annexes 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
This includes the use of tracks, loading lanes (goods platforms) and ramps for loading and unloading of goods, and the part of the cargo terminal area and associated facilities used for the operation of the infrastructure.
Where terminal tracks owned by Jernbaneverket this right of use also apply to the use of the terminal slots.
The freight terminal arrival slots are open for trains around the clock, every day of the year. Terminal Opening hours for spedition of cargo, including entry and exit of vehicles, can vary.
The RUs use of other parts of freight terminals must be agreed with the suppliers of terminal services. Information about suppliers on the terminals are described on www.godsterminaler.no
Ownership of port terminals with rail connection is lit for each port.
For more information on freight terminals and services offered by these - see Chapter 3.6.2
The RUs may rightfully make use of Jernbaneverket’s Marshalling Yards by signing an ATS with Jernbaneverket. (The same ATS as for the “Minimum Package” - cf. Ch. 6).
For more information about Marshalling Yards - cf. Annex 220.127.116.11.
The RUs may rightfully make use of the railway infrastructure as far as the Storage Sidings by signing an ATS with Jernbaneverket. (The same ATS as for the “minimum package” - cf. Ch. 6).
The RU’s use of Storage Sidings, including use of offered facilities and services must be agreed with the Jernbaneverket or owner of the tracks.
Regarding information about the location and ownership of storage sidings, cf. email@example.com
Short-term storage An RU that has a need for track for storage of rolling stock that is utilized in the RU’s daily (regular) operations shall report this need in the Capacity Allocation process, cf., Ch. 4.
Long-term storage RU that has a need for track space for long-term storage of rolling stock shall discuss this need with OSS, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A request should be accompanied by the following information:
This includes the track area constitutes a maintenance facility, as well as devices, systems, functions and services, including ramps and platforms, which are to be regarded as part of the maintenance facility and who have directly related to the operation of the plant.
The RUs may rightfully make use of the railway infrastructure as far as the maintenance and other technical facilities by signing an ATS with Jernbaneverket. (The same ATS as for the “minimum package”). This right of use is included in “the Minimum Access Package Tariffs” - cf. Ch. 6.
Regarding information about maintenance facilities - cf. Ch. 18.104.22.168
The RUs may rightfully make use of the electrical supply system on the national rail network, where this exists, by signing an ATS with Jernbaneverket. (The same ATS as for the “minimum package”.) Regarding information about which part of the national railway network that is electrified - cf. Ch. 22.214.171.124.
Traction current shall not be used by depositing unless the storage sidings has no post for preheating of trains adapted the material.
Jernbaneverket do not offer any port services.
Jernbaneverket do not offer any relief facilities.
The RUs may rightfully make use of the railway infrastructure as far as the fuel filling station, where this exists by signing an ATS with Jernbaneverket. (The same ATS as for the “minimum package”)
Construction for refuelling owned and operated partly by Jernbaneverket, partly by NSB. An overview of refuelling facilities are given in Appendix 126.96.36.199.
For the use of facilities owned by NSB, contact NSB.
For the use of facilities owned by Jernbaneverket, contact OSS, email@example.com
Jernbaneverket does not offer shunting as a service. If required, Jernbaneverket can arrange contact with companies who may be able to perform shunting.
Contact: OSS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jernbaneverket do not offer other services at service facilities.
If Jernbaneverket provide some of the services described in the Allocation Regulations § 3-3, Annex I point 3 and 4, Jernbaneverket shall provide these to the RU if the RU apply for this.
Additional services include the following:
Cf. Allocation Regulations Annex 1.3.
In accordance with Proposition no. 64 (1996-97) to the Norwegian Parliament, Jernbaneverket is responsible for the energy supply for train operation, including the purchase of energy for train operation and the resale of this energy to the RUs.
Jernbaneverket shall resell this energy at cost, including any brokerage fees and administrative costs that Jernbaneverket may have incurred.
Electrical energy is provided for all RUs who make a request.
The allocation of energy costs is made either by means of measured energy consumption in the train or on the basis of reported gross ton-km run.
Jernbaneverket delivers converted traction current through its unit, Bane Energi.
The principles and requirements concerning settlement of 16 2/3 Hz energy are given in the document «Jernbaneverket’s Standard Terms for Settlement of 16 2/3 Hz Energy». This document provides a complete overview of how supplied energy shall be settled and how the energy costs shall be distributed. In addition, the document states requirements to reporting of consumption data and invoicing terms.
The current version of “Jernbaneverket’s Standard Terms for Settlement of 16 2/3 Hz Energy” is available on the internet at: www.jernbaneverket.no or directly on https://trv.jbv.no/energiavregning/Tariffer_for_kostnadselementer
The price of electrical energy consists of the following main elements:
Calculation of electrical energy consumption for the operation of trains can either be carried out on the basis of energy meters in the traction units, or by using reported gross-ton kilometres and key figures for calculation from gross-ton kilometre to energy consumption. The key figures vary according to several factors, such as type of traction unit, traffic area, and traffic pattern.
|Energy bought from supplier||NOK 254 - 295 per MWh|
|Transmission costs to Jernbaneverket converters||NOK 55 - 86 per MWh|
|Conversion and transfer loss||NOK 48 -82 per MWh|
|Administrative costs Jernbaneverket||NOK 11 - 14 per MWh|
|Sum||NOK 368 - 477 per MWh|
|+ 25 % VAT||NOK 92 - 119 per MWh|
|Total cost||NOK 460 - 596 per MWh|
(VAT = Value Added Tax)
For information on principles for distributing costs for electrical energy, please refer to “Jernbaneverkets Standard Terms for Settlement of 16 2/3 Hz energy”.
Jernbaneverket will provide access to posts for preheating of trains. The RUs must pay annual rent for each heating post. If new heating posts are required, Jernbaneverket will make the investment. However the RU who requests the construction must pay a rent for the heating post for 3 years, in advance.
Information regarding facilities for preheating trains will be shown in specific tables under the individual stations in Annex 188.8.131.52.
The following types of Connections are utilized:
The need for facilities for pre-heating trains should be reported in connection with the capacity allocation process - cf. section 184.108.40.206.2.
If necessary for establishing new preheating facilities, contact OSS.
Contact: OSS, email@example.com
For a list of stations and marshalling yards with facilities for filling up water - cf. Annex 220.127.116.11.
The need for access to facilities for filling up water should be reported in connection with the capacity allocation process - cf. section 18.104.22.168.2.
For a list of stations with facilities for rapidly filling up large volumes of water, cf. Annex 22.214.171.124.
The location of water cranes in the individual station is indicated in the information regarding each station - Cf. Annex 126.96.36.199.
The need for access to water cranes while the train is running should be reported in connection with the capacity allocation process - cf. section 188.8.131.52.2.
Jernbaneverket has no facilities for toilet waste handling. NSB has such facilities. The toilet waste handling facilities are operated by NSB’s subsidiary, Mantena. The facilities that will be in operation can vary from one timetable period to another.
Contacts: Mantena AS
For further information cf. www.mantena.no
In places where there are no toilet waste handling facilities, contact the municipality in question.
Cf. Allocation Regulations § 3-3 and Annex I, sub-section 3c (actually d) - Annex 1.3.
To verify whether an exceptional transport can be carried out, Jernbaneverket offers the RU the opportunity to simulate the transport in a computer program.
Jernbaneverket does not offer any particular services related to the transport of dangerous goods.
The ADR/RID-regulations, which provide further guidelines for the transport of dangerous goods, are available on the internet, cf. http://dsb.no/en/Ansvarsomrader/Farlige-stoffer/Transport/
For more information about RID, visit the website of “OTIF”: www.otif.org
This includes only access to telecommunications networks used for performances of trains (GSM-R)
Jernbaneverket does not normally provide access to other telecommunications network than those required in connection with train operations.
The RUs who require information in addition to that provided in the Network Statement and other available sources, is requested to contact OSS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jernbaneverket does not normally provide technical inspection of rolling stock. If this type of service is required, contact OSS: email@example.com
Jernbaneverket does not offer ticketing services in passenger stations.
Jernbaneverket does not offer specialized heavy maintenance services.
A train set is stationed at Lodalen (close to Oslo Central Station) for the transportation of rescue teams to the accident site and evacuation of injured and uninjured (train) passengers to the respective assembly point as a consequence of fire, train wreck, etc. The train will serve the central Østland region.
Use of the rescue train is decided by the rescue department in cooperation with the traffic controller, and carried out by Jernbaneverket’s centralized operations control.
Jernbaneverket has established a salvage service on Jernbaneverket’s network, to be used in case of breakdowns / rolling stock accidents blocking the train path.
Jernbaneverket has an agreement with a qualified salvage company and carries the standby costs. The traffic controller is authorized to summon the salvage company. In case of salvage missions, the party causing the damage or provoking the mission will be billed in the form of a claim of recourse from Jernbaneverket in each individual case.
RUs are requested to ensure that technical information necessary to salvage rolling stock (e.g. descriptions of lifting points, braking systems and electric installations etc.) is communicated to the company that has a contract with Jernbaneverket regarding salvage services.
For further information on salvage services, contact Jernbaneverket: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jernbaneverket can undertake to run a fire fighting train behind a train that has a greater than normal risk of combustion. A request for the fire fighting train should be made simultaneously with the route request for the train and should be sent to the same address, cf. Ch. 4, section 184.108.40.206.2.
Jernbaneverket can choose to park water wagons at stations near stretches where it is known from experience that there is a greater than normal risk of combustion and the access to water may be difficult.
NSB has stationed a diesel locomotive at Ål station on the Bergensbanen line in order to provide assistance with train wrecks, failure of traction current, etc.
Jernbaneverket has during winter time stationed a diesel locomotive at Myrdal station on the Bergen line, primarily for the purpose of snow removal.
Most of these workshops in Norway are owned by the RU NSB through subsidiaries. A list of selected workshops and their geographic location is provided in Ch. 3, Infrastructure.
The workshop in Grorud, Oslo maintains and repairs electrical locomotives, diesel locomotives and shunting locomotives for the RU, CargoNet AS.
The workshop undertakes external assignments if it has any available capacity. The workshop is administered by Mantena – cf. chapter 220.127.116.11.4 Mantena.
The workshop at Marienborg, Trondheim maintains and repairs diesel locomotives for the RU, CargoNet AS.
The workshop undertakes external assignments if it has any available capacity. The workshop is administered by Mantena cf. Mantena.
The workshop at Alnabru, Oslo maintains and repairs freight wagons for the RU, CargoNet AS. The workshop undertakes external assignments if it has any available capacity.
|Address||CargoNet AS, Maintenance Alnabru, Alfaset 3, Industriveien 27, 0614 Oslo, Norway|
|Telephone||+47 41 57 14 40|
Mantena is represented in Oslo, Drammen, Skien, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim, Bodø and Narvik
|Address||Mantena AS, Eilert Smithsvei 1, 0975 Oslo, Norway|
|Telephone||+47 24 08 60 00|
The Norwegian Railway Academy has been established at Grorud and supplies training services to the entire railway sector. The railway school has about 45,000 teaching days and deliver basic education and continuing education for the entire sector in most rail-related subject.
The driver training course is an official vocational training course. Students who are accepted onto the course have to pass both a medical examination and an occupational psychology test before enrolment onto the course, to ensure that they are qualified in relation to the requirements of the NRA’s health regulations. The academy educates drivers by means of theoretical and practical training and by using a simulator. After graduating from the academy, authorisation from an RU will be required before students are permitted to drive trains on the national railway network.
The Norwegian Railway Academy manages the basic training of traffic controllers (train dispatchers) and basic and follow-up training of signallers in Jernbaneverket.
The training period for official vocational railway subjects is coordinated from a specific training office. The training office is independent of the Norwegian Railway Academy, but rents office space in the academy’s premises. This applies to subjects from railway lineman, signal lineman, electrician, power supply fitter etc. The basic training course (VG 1 and VG 2) is offered within the public education authority (in upper secondary schools). The practical training period takes place in the operations organisation within Jernbaneverket and in private undertakings, whereas the practical theoretical part of the training period is carried out at the Norwegian Railway Academy. Additional training courses, such as the overhead linesman course, are also offered.
The academy delivers basic training modules in traffic safety within all railway subjects. Training courses that are covered by the Training Regulation from the Norwegian Railway Authority, including drivers, most of the public vocational railway subjects and some workshop personnel, can use the Norwegian Railway Academy within traffic safety.
Refresher courses for engineers in the railway sector can be coordinated by the academy.
The academy offers a three month training programme for engineers within signal trades. The academy cooperates with Järnvägskolan in Sweden and other players in connection with refresher courses and further training in railway trades.
The academy also offers an introductory course to the railway, a basic introduction to the way the railway functions in Norway and the players involved in it.
The Norwegian Railway Academy offers a “Head Security Guard” training course.
The “head security guard” function is described in more detail in the Train Operation Regulations, Annex 1.3.
The Norwegian Railway Academy can also assist by providing examiners for implementing the examination in railway traffic regulations (cf. Train Operation Regulations, Annex 1.3), and the Traffic Regulations for the Railway Network.
In addition, the academy offers a series of short refresher courses for the various vocational groups in the railway sector within electrical trades, including signal trades, high voltage and low voltage.
The academy also offers courses within railway subjects, welding, preparedness and traffic safety.
For further information:
The Norwegian Railway Academy (Norsk jernbaneskole)
Railway Undertakings that want to make use of a long stretch of track for training purposes, can contact Stiftelsen Krøderbanen. This foundation manages a 26 kilometres long heritage line where there is a good opportunity to conduct training or carry out exercises without disturbing or being disturbed by other train traffic.
The Krøderen line (Krøderbanen) is not electrified. The axle load is 11 metric tons, the load per meter is 5 metric tons. Messages are interchanged on the signalling telegraph, cf. Ch. 18.104.22.168.2.
The line is usually not ploughed in the winter and will therefore normally not be operable between the first big snowfall and the beginning of May each year.
It is possible to contract the rental of rolling stock (including an engine driver) for use in the training. The foundation can assist in arranging room and board.
The Krøderbanen Museum
|Address||N-3535 KRØDEREN, Norway|
|Telephone||+47 32 14 76 44|
Jernbaneverket has been given the opportunity by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communication to carry out sporadic freight transports to locations with no roads along the Bergensbanen Line and the Flåmsbanen Line, assuming that there are no RUs that wish to carry out transports on a commercial basis.
For further information about these transports, contact OSS: email@example.com
Route diagrams for the current timetable period can be downloaded from Jernbaneverkets website; http://www.jernbaneverket.no/Marked/Informasjon-for-togselskapa/grafiske-togruter-f.o.m-13.desember- 2015/
Route diagrams for future timetable periods are password-protected and are only accessible by the RUs.
Contact: OSS, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jernbaneverket owns a large number of buildings, including stations, goods sheds, locomotive stalls, recreational housing, nearby areas etc. A list of these buildings and areas can be obtained by contacting Jernbaneverket. The buildings and areas can be rented out if Jernbaneverket is not using them itself.
Standard contract for renting area for temporary storage of goods is enclosed, cf. Annex 22.214.171.124.1.
Contact: OSS, email@example.com
NSB owns a large number of buildings through its subsidiary Rom Eiendom AS.
On stretches where the RUs pay a special price for prioritised station services, the costs of purchasing and operating baggage trolleys are included in this. With respec
Jernbaneverket has its own specialist library with railway-related literature. The RUs can gain access to relevant services via agreements. It is possible to access the Library in Oslo during normal office hours.
Visiting address is: Stortorvet 7, Oslo.
Contact: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The RUs are responsible for acquiring their own GSM-R equipment and ensuring that it is properly installed on board their rolling stock. The GSM-R equipment must be in accordance with the regulations specified in Annex 126.96.36.199. The train driver’s terminal is to be an 8W cab radio with an external antenna and external power supply as required by UIC EIRENE. cf. Ch. 188.8.131.52.
Contact: OSS, email@example.com
Railway undertakings are responsible for linking to Jernbaneverkets distribution of announcements (FIDO) and acquiring equipment that is intended to receive announcements from Jernbaneverket (PC or tablet).
See Traffic rules for Jernbaneverket's Network (TJN) Chapters 1 and 2.
Jernbaneverket offers to carry out feasibility studies for RUs and others who wish to have information concerning expected running time for specific types of trains or expected running time between specific connections, technical compatibility between rolling stock and railway infrastructure, etc.
In order for Jernbaneverket to carry out such studies, the person ordering the study must give the necessary information. Cf. Network Statement Ch. 184.108.40.206.2 “Requirements for the RU`s Route Requests” and Network Statement Ch. 220.127.116.11 “Estimation of basic running time for (new) types of rolling stock”.
In general, the more information the RU is capable of giving, the higher the quality of the feasibility study will be.
The RU`s request for a feasibility study will not be considered as a route request. Communicated result of the feasibility study will not be binding for Jernbaneverket during the Capacity Allocation process. A request for a possible route based on the result of the feasibility study must be ordered in accordance with normal procedure - cf. Ch. 4.
To verify whether (new) rolling stock can be run on the national railway network, Jernbaneverket provides the RU with the opportunity to simulate the transport in a computer-based tool.
Contact: OSS, firstname.lastname@example.org
If requested, Jernbaneverket can estimate the basic running times of various (new) types of rolling stock. Jernbaneverket has the relevant information about the route on which the traffic shall operate. Whoever requests these services must make information pertaining to specific rolling stock available, including:
Traction characteristics for the pulling unit(s)
Distribution of mass between pulling and non-pulling axles
Contact: OSS, email@example.com
Jernbaneverket possesses a number of units of rolling stock, including light rail motor tractors and locomotives. Given spare capacity, the Norwegian National Rail Authority can rent out these units for long or short periods.