Norway's first urban light railwayBergen Light Rail is a gigantic environmental project for lower energy consumption and greater environmental gains for Bergen.
Population Size between 250.000 and 1.000.000
Bergen Light Rail entails extensive concentration of building developments along its route, so that an increasing number of people can benefit from the existing infrastructure.
The overall result, therefore, is lower energy consumption and greater environmental gains for Bergen.The construction work on the Bergen light rail started on 7 January 2008, when the Minister of Transport and Communications laid the first rail.
The City of Bergen, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and the Hordaland County Council are working to find a way of funding the construction of the light rail as far as Rådal by 2012. Work is now in progress between the city centre and Nesttun, and this part of the rail system will be ready for use in June 2010. The land-use part of the municipal master plan assumes densification around the light railway stops, with approximately half of all new housing construction located in these places. The strategy programme for coordination and implementation of private development around the stops shall contribute to quality and good local centres around the new public transport hubs.