Norwegian National Rail Administration

The Norwegian National Rail Administration (Norwegian: Jernbaneverket) is a government agency responsible for owning and maintaining the Norwegian railway network, including the track, stations, classification yards, traffic management and timetables. Safety oversight is the duty of the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate, while numerous operating companies run trains on the lines; the largest being the state owned passenger company Norges Statsbaner (NSB) and the freight company CargoNet.

The administration operates all railways in Norway, except tramways and rapid transit. All track is now standard gauge, with a total of 4,114 kilometres (2,556 mi), of which 2,552 kilometres (1,586 mi) is electrified, and 227 kilometres (141 mi) is double track. The Norwegian Railway Museum is a subsidiary of the rail administration.

On 1 December 1996, NSB was split up; formally NSB and the inspectorate were demerged from the National Rail Administration, and NSB made a limited company. All three became subordinate the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. The administration got its own chief executive, Steinar Killi, from 1 July 1999.

Read more about Norwegian National Rail Administration:  History, Operations

Other articles related to "national, norwegian national rail administration, national rail administration":

... poet France PreŇ°eren, considered the national poet of Slovenes ... On 27 September 1989, it became the national anthem of Slovenia ... of a united Slovenia, which the March Revolution in 1848 elevated into a national political programme ...
Norwegian National Rail Administration - Operations - Rolling Stock
... The National Rail Administration maintains a small fleet of maintenance trains and track inspection railcars themselves ...
Orienteering - Governing Bodies - National
... These national bodies are the rule-making body for that nation ... For example the British Orienteering Federation is the national governing body for the United Kingdom ...
40th Infantry Division (United States)
... the division has become a four brigade combat team division with National Guardsmen from throughout the Pacific/Western United States and Oceania ... depot division, it was reorganised as the National Guard division for California, Nevada, and Utah, before seeing service in the Pacific Theatre of ... The division was redesignated the National Guard unit for California alone, and it continues to serve domestically as such, mostly in homeland security operations ...
German Unity Day - History of The National Holiday in Germany - Attempt To Change The Date of National Holiday
... Instead of October 3, the National Reunification should be celebrated on the first Sunday of October ... of discontent for an increased working hours would be seen as a provocation and devaluing the national holiday ... fall on 7 October, which happens to have been the national day of East Germany this date would thus have been seen as commemorating the division of Germany rather than the reunification ...

Famous quotes containing the words rail and/or national:

    We rail at trade, but the historian of the world will see that it was the principle of liberty; that it settled America, and destroyed feudalism, and made peace and keeps peace; that it will abolish slavery.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    But the creative person is subject to a different, higher law than mere national law. Whoever has to create a work, whoever has to bring about a discovery or deed which will further the cause of all of humanity, no longer has his home in his native land but rather in his work.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)