Norwegian Railways in Philately

   NORWAY: Opening of Oslo Airport Gardermoen 18.09.1998  
Click to enlargeOn 8th October 1998 a new major airport for Oslo and the region of eastern Norway was opened. Because the Parliament decided that the commuter service to and from the airport should be based on the railway, the location at Gardermoen resulted in several sub-projects: construction of the airport, the new railway to the airport, the Airport Express Train and extensive roadwork. NSB Gardermobanen AS, was given the task to build a double track high-speed railway - the first of its kind in Norway - between Oslo and the major new airport and then to continue on to Eidsvoll. In the background on this stamp there is a map of the airport area, where a part of the railway line also is to be seen.

Catalogue Nos.: Sc 1204 / SG  / Mi 1293 / YT 1249 / NK 1342

Click to enlargeThe Airport Express Train is designed for speeds of up to 210 km/h (130 miles/h) and covers a distance of 48 km (30 miles) from Oslo to Gardermoen. An airport train leaves every 10 minutes from Oslo S and Oslo Airport Gardermoen and 16 high-speed trains have been placed into service. The high-speed rail service takes 19 minutes to travel the distance between Oslo and Gardermoen, with travelers being taken almost to the door of the aircraft. A modern station on the lower level of the terminal building ensures that passengers arriving by train reach the check-in desks and the aircraft as simply and quickly as possible. In addition to the new high-speed railway, the airport is also served by Intercity, local and express trains. The stamp depicts the airport terminal building and the integrated railway station.

Catalogue Nos.: Sc 1205 / SG  / Mi 1294 / YT 1250 / NK 1343

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