Centenary celebration of the Bergen Line

Easter tourists at Finse in 1935. Photo: Neupert/Norwegian Railway Museum.

Easter tourists at Finse in 1935. Photo: Neupert/Norwegian Railway Museum.

The Bergen Line will be 100 years old on Nov. 27. The anniversary will be celebrated in style at Bergen’s Grieg Hall on Nov. 20.

Many people will be wanting to celebrate the Bergen Line and everyone should take the opportunity to travel on one of the world’s most stunning railways in its centenary year.

A special centenary magazine has been published, with historical information, articles about the present-day Bergen Line and what is on offer along the route, and a vision of how future initiatives could develop the line. A DVD presentation of the Bergen Line is also in the works. This will include film clips from previous eras and a dynamic animation offering a glimpse of the future – four hours from Oslo to Bergen (or even two and a half?). A memory-card version may also be handed out to the general public.

The centenary has been marked with many different events throughout the year, but the main celebration will be take place on Nov. 20 at Bergen’s Grieg Hall. Employees and former employees of the Norwegian National Rail Administration, NSB and CargoNet are invited, as well as some guests of honour. Those travelling to Bergen will be taking the Oslo-Bergen centenary train, returning overnight, with short stops en route. An independent company has been hired to put on a varied, fast-paced and exciting show, which we are confident will put the audience in a great mood. The performance will be followed by a celebratory dinner.

Source: NSB

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