Oslo - Bergen Railway Line
Bergensbanen is used both for train traffic that runs between Oslo and Bergen , and for the specific railway line ( infrastructure ) that covers the majority of the route the Bergensbanen trains run on.
Bergensbanen was originally the 485 km long railway section between Christiania and Bergen via Drammen and Nesttun . King Haakon presided over the last official opening of the Bergen Railway on 27 November 1909. The oldest section is the Vosse Railway from Voss to Bergen which opened in 1883, and was converted to standard gauge in 1904.
Today, the Bergen Line is 371 kilometers long from Hønefoss to Bergen. The line is connected with the Randsfjord line and the Roa-Hønefoss line . Some parcels are modern, but most of the track follows the same route as when it opened in 1909. It follows Hallingdal up to Hardangervidda with the highest point 1237 m above sea level. west of Finse before it descends towards Vestlandet past Myrdal and follows Raundalen down to Voss and from there along the fjords out to Bergen. There are about 200 tunnels on the route. The Finstunnel , at over 10 km, is the longest.
Bergensbanen is the long-distance train line in Norway with the largest traffic. The trip from Oslo to Bergen is about 7 hours.
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