Jernbaneverket was mandated by The Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications to conduct assessments to come up with strategies for long distance passenger train transport in the Southern Norway.
An important part of the project was connected to assessing of the feasibility of high speed railways in Norway, in which SNC-Lavalin was involved to look into technical- and safety aspects.
SNC-Lavalin's responsibility in the assessment project was:
- Assessment and recommendation of rolling stock
- Safety analyses and risk Assessment
- Assessment and recommendations on high speed operation in the Norwegian climate
- Use of standards (TSI, Norwegian standards, etc)
- Evaluation of differences between different standards in Norway and Europe
The Project also focused on defining requirements, frames and tools for further assessment of the specific corridors. Finally, SNC-Lavalin provided advice regarding risk and safety of new high speed corridors.
Further details are available in Norwegian at: http://www.jernbaneverket.no/Prosjekter/Hoyhastighetsutredningen/
The High Speed Rail Assessment was comprehensive, and Interfleet was able to contribute on several parts of the project, ranging from the technology of rolling stock to the analytical side of risk.