Bergen light rail reaches the airport

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NORWAY: Saturday 22nd April marked the official opening day of the Bybanen light rail line extension to Bergen Airport.

“Flesland is the most important gateway to the rest of the country and the world and the opening of the rail line today marks the completion of the Bybanen extension to the South,” City Council representative Anna Elisa Tryti said.

The journey from city centre to the airport takes 45 minutes to complete. The new station at the airport is located outside the New Terminal, which is due to open on August 17. The existing terminal is a 3-5 minute walk from the station.

The project has created 13,000 jobs and improved access to a community of 9,000 homes.

“We have been looking forward to this day, it is an important milestone that Bergen citizens and visitors can now take the Bybanen all the way to the airport. This will be a very affordable way to and from the airport. Besides, the city rail is very punctual, which is an important factor when you are trying to catch a flight. However, for us in Skyss, it is also important to emphasize that the Bybanen is not just an airport train, but is designed for all of those who travel on different parts of the route between Bergen Park and Bergen Airport,” Skyss Sales and Marketing Manager Hanne Alver Krum said.

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