Bane Nor, Norway’s railway infrastructure manager, and the Mossia ANS joint venture, formed by Acciona and the Swiss company Implenia, have signed the contract for the construction of the new Sandbukta-Moss-Såstad line.
The project is part of Bane Nor’s Intercity plan, aimed at promoting the connections between the main cities in the country and reducing traffic congestion in the capital, Oslo, and its surrounding area.
The contract, worth €650 million, plans the construction of 10 kilometres of double-track line between the cities of Sandbukta and Såstad, of which 5.5 kilometres run under the municipality of Moss.
Construction work, which begins in October, includes two tunnels, 2.3 and 2.7 km long respectively, a 500 m long cut-and-cover section and a new station in central Moss, about 60 kilometres south of Oslo. The project is expected to be completed by May 2025.