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Feasibility study for Bus Rapid Transit schemes in Norway

Authors: Nils Fearnley, Jan Usterud Hanssen, Åse Nossum, Gustav Nielsen
Report nr: 962/2008
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-0884-2
Language: Norwegian
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The report looks at BRT as an alternative to light rail schemes, a public transport mode that attracts much attention and support in Norway. We find that BRT has the potential to be more customer oriented and better suited for Norwegian urban areas, while also requiring substantially less investments and operating subsidies. Looking at a possible BRT line in city of Trondheim, we find that increased operating costs are likely to be offset by increased passenger revenues. Infrastructure investments will be 60 to 75 percent lower with BRT than with light rail. A majority of Norway’s 10 largest urban areas are likely to be suitable for BRT schemes.

      

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