Bergen Light Rail consists of 20 km of double track from the city centre to the airport at Flesland, built in three project phases. Multiconsult was given the task of designing the second phase.
The project forms part of the Bergen programme for transport, urban development and the environment, which aims to coordinate investment in public transport, environmental improvements, pedestrian and cycle paths and roads over the twenty-year period 2005-2025.
The first project phase, comprising 10 km of double track between the city centre and Nesttun, entered service in summer 2010. The second phase between Nesttun and Rådal, consisting of 3.6 km of double track, was completed in 2013.
Scope of work
Multiconsult was given the task of designing the second phase. The project involved all of the engineering for the section of line from Nesttun to Rådal, including all of the activities involved in the preliminary design and zoning plan for the section.
Our subcontractors for the contract were Asplan Viak, Cubus, Atkins, Smidt & Ingebrigtsen and Kompas, which is now part of Multiconsult.
- Preparatory works
- Substructures incl. tunnels
- Temporary works
- Service buildings
- Electricity supply
- Cable ducts for signalling and telecommunications systems including passenger information systems
- Cable ducts for communication systems
- Design and integration with roads
- Noise mitigation
- Redesigning road layouts
- Bus lanes
- Traffic management plans
- Park and ride facilities
- Underground services
- Public transport terminal and multi-storey car park