Rauma Line

The Rauma Line (Norwegian: Raumabanen) is a 114.2-kilometer (71.0 mi) long railway between Åndalsnes and Dombås in Norway. Running down the valley of Romsdalen, the line opened between 1921 and 1924 as a branch of the Dovre Line, which connects to Oslo and Trondheim. Originally intended as the first stage to connect Ålesund, and possibly also Molde and Kristiansund, no extensions have ever been realized. The unelectrified line is served four times daily with Norwegian State Railways' Class 93, although in the summer the service only operates from Åndalsnes to Bjorli as a tourist service. CargoNet operates a daily freight train.

The line features two horseshoe curves and has a 655-meter (2,149 ft) elevation drop. Among the line's features is the Kylling Bridge and views of the mountainous valley. Five stations remain in use: Dombås, Lesja, Lesjaverk, Bjorli and Åndalsnes. There have been launched plans to replace the line with a high-speed railway.

Read more about Rauma Line:  Route, Service, Future

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Lesjaverk Station
... Lesjaverk Station is a railway station at Lesja in Dovre, Norway on the Rauma Line ... Dombås and is served by all trains on the Rauma Line ... Preceding station Line Following station Lesja Rauma Line Bjorli Preceding station Regional trains Following station Lesja Dombås–Åndalsnes Bjorli Coordinates 62°11′31.852″N ...
Rauma Line - Future
... reduce or eliminate passenger transport on the line ... lack of termination in a city and the nature of being a branch line with correspondence at Dombås made it impossible to attract sufficient ridership to make operations profitable ... The line would connect to a proposed high-speed line between Oslo and Trondheim at Dombås, but would avoid going through Åndalsnes and instead pass through Bjorli and Valldal before reaching Sunnmøre ...
NSB Class 93 - History
... units for the three mainline routes on the Bergen, Dovre and Sørland Lines ... tilting diesel multiple units for the Røros and Rauma Lines ... operate all the services on the Nordland Line, replacing most of the locomotive-hauled day trains ...

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