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Bergen: the autonomous light rail project

25 November 2019 | By

Intelligent Transport’s Sam Mehmet caught up with Johan C. Haveland, Director of Passenger Transportation at the Bybanen Bergen light rail, at the Intelligent Transport Conference 2019, to find out more about the prospect of Bergen, Norway becoming home to Europe’s first autonomous light rail system.

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Extending Bergen’s light-rail network for future demand

3 July 2013 | By Thomas J. Potter, previous Chief Engineer of Bybanen AS, now Senior Transport Engineer at Norconsult AS

Like many other cities in the world, the City of Bergen closed its tram system in the 1960s which originally opened in 1897. In 2000, Bergen decided to build a new light-rail system. After 20 years of heated discussion, a determined search for resources, visits to many other successful light-rail…

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Bergen to open its new light rail system – Bybanen

30 June 2010 | By Thomas J. Potter, Chief Engineer, Bybanen AS

Forty-five years after trams disappeared from the streets of Bergen, 20 years after serious planning began, 10 years after financing was secured through the continuation of the city’s toll ring, five years after design started and two and a half years after the start of construction, Bybanen, the new light…