Flytoget

Flytoget, the Airport Express Train (Norwegian: Flytoget) is a Norwegian high-speed airport rail link connecting Oslo Airport, Gardermoen to Oslo Central Station in nineteen minutes. Run by Flytoget AS (formerly NSB Gardermobanen AS), it operates on the high-speed Gardermoen Line using sixteen GMB Class 71 electric trains. Normal service frequency is once every ten minutes, with half the services continuing westwards to Drammen Station. The extended services serve nine stops within Greater Oslo and take up to 60 minutes.

Flytoget transported 5.4 million passengers in 2007, a 34-percent market share of airport ground transport. The service is the only high-speed rail service in operation in Norway, with a top speed of 210 kilometres per hour (130 mph). Founded in 1992 as a subsidiary of the Norwegian State Railways, construction started in 1994; during construction the tunnel Romerike Tunnel had a leak, draining two lakes and delaying the opening the tunnel one year. The service began with the opening of the airport in 1998. One fatal accident has been caused by Flytoget trains. Since 2001 the company has been owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry.

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Flytoget - Rolling Stock
... Among the features are pressure-tight cabins to allow comfortable travel through tunnels at high speeds, and step-free access to the cars ... Instead steps are inside the trains this has been criticized to be in non-conformance with public accessibility policy ...