The Bergen Railway - Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member tmob
N 60° 23.432 E 005° 19.967
32V E 297937 N 6700529
Quick Description: Bergen Railway is one of the most scenic train lines in the world.
Location: Oslo, Norway
Date Posted: 1/11/2012 10:52:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMDG18
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 27

Long Description:
«Different international ratings consider the train ride between Oslo and Bergen with the Bergen Railway as the most exciting and beautiful train ride in the world. Last up was Lonely Planet's Tom Hall, who raved about the Bergen Railway in November 2010, concluding "The Bergen Line is a journey that will live long in my memory. If you haven't done it you can't say for sure that it's not the world's most beautiful train ride".

No other train ride between two cities in Europe is at a higher altitude than the one between Oslo and Bergen. Linking Norway's two main cities, this line takes in some dazzling scenery, with the most spectacular stretch being the one over the Hardangervidda, Europe's highest mountainous plateau. Finse, at 1,222 metres above sea level, is the highest point on the line. The Bergen Railway is popular with tourists and commuters alike, and serves a number of ski resorts along the way, so it is just as busy in winter as it is in summer. The total travel time between Oslo and Bergen is approximately seven hours. Building work, which started in 1875, took 34 years to complete, an involved a workforce of some 15,000 men. The 182 tunnels were carved by hand. The Bergensbanen celebrated its centenary in 2009.»

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The coordinates are from Bergen Station. Tickets can be bought here, but from what i saw you can find best prices online (Norwegian State Railways - NSB).

Oslo Central Station is located in: N 59° 54.625 E 010° 45.104

Stops on the Bergen Railway:
Oslo S - Nationaltheatret - Lysaker - Asker - Drammen - Hokksund - Vikersund - Hønefoss - Flå - Nesbyen - Gol - Ål - Geilo - Ustaoset - Haugastøl - Finse - Hallingskeid - Myrdal - Upsete - Voss - Dale - Vaksdal - Arna – Bergen

Bergen Station(Norwegian: Bergen stasjon)

Voss Station (Norwegian: Voss stasjon)

Oslo Central Station (Norwegian: Oslo sentralstasjon, abbreviated Oslo S)

Engine Type: Electric

Gauge of Railway: Standard Gage

Approximate Adult Fare: 300.00 (listed in local currency)

Approximate Child Fare: 300.00 (listed in local currency)

Type: Spur (out and back)

Length of Route: 496km

Dates of Operation: From: 1/1/2012 To: 12/31/2012

Frequency of departures: 4 departures every day

Key Attractions:
Amazing views of Norwegian mountains, lakes and fjords. It is the highest mainline railway line in Northern Europe, crossing the Hardangervidda plateau at 1,237 metres above sea level.

Does this Scenic Railroad Provide: Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Trains?: yes

Railroad Website: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:

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