The first railway will connect Russia and Norway


The plans for the construction of a railway between Russia and Norway are outlined, writes the Swedish resource JARNVAGSnyheter.se.


The new line is supposed to connect the Norwegian province of Finnmark with the Russian cities of Nickel and Murmansk. That was exactly the proposal of the Norwegian government, announced at the end of March 2020.

The existing Murmansk-Nickel railway has a length of 206 km, and its construction was completed in 1968.

Norwegian consortium Kirkenes World Port Group previously proposed joining the Kirkenes-Bjornevatn highway to this Russian railway to help Russians reduce the load on the port in Murmansk, partially redirecting it to the port of Kirkenes

- noted in the text.

Until now, the Russians preferred to use their own port, which was also modernized, but for some time they showed increased interest in a similar idea of ​​combining railways.

Currently, the two countries are connected only by a road and a single checkpoint. Due to the low population density in the North on both sides of the border economic contacts between Norway and the Russian Federation are much more modest than similar relations of the north-west of Russia with neighboring Finland.
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  1. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) April 14 2020 11: 47
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    Not only the Tribaltics, Belarus and Ukraine? Put another transit on your neck? Perhaps it is better to create logistics capacities and jobs for your country?
    1. There were not enough competitors in OTAN to support!
  2. King3214 Offline
    King3214 (Sergius) April 14 2020 13: 16
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    This road was planned in the second half of the 19th century, with the advent of railways.
    You look - and will be built in 150 years.
  3. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker April 14 2020 13: 50
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    ... to help the Russians reduce the load on the port in Murmansk, partially redirecting it to the port of Kirkenes.

    And the Russians, from the load in the port of Murmansk, already "legs give way"! No way without the help of Norway?
    1. We will manage, but it will not be enough - we will build another port!
  4. No roads, and those that are - to blow up! But Pasaran!
  5. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 14 2020 16: 03
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    The first railway will connect Russia and Norway

    - If only they could show on the map how this railway will go ...
    - Yes ... - smart Norwegians move their brains well ...
    - Because "gas epic" they have already reached the "finish line" and may soon come to an end ...; then they are worried about the future ...
    - Then the Norwegians will drive their goods to Russia for this railway - Norwegian salmon, mackerel (Norwegian mackerel), cod; all sorts of Norwegian ore, etc ...
    - And they will leave our not very quick and not very enterprising fishermen - with a nose ... - Yes, and the workers of our Russian mines ... - they too can leave with a nose ...- They will start to supply their own: nickel, iron, polymetals, copper etc ...
    - Because it’s quicker and more businesslike ...
    - Russia already needs to keep an eye on today ... - And then at one fine moment Norway will also start supplying its coal to Russia ... - Personally, I won’t even be surprised ...
  6. Natan bruk Offline
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) April 15 2020 10: 38
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    And how, interestingly, are they going to coordinate railway gauge standards? In Norway, the European is 1435 mm, and in Russia - the Russian is 1524. To be loaded onto Russian cars? Or change carts? On trucks, it takes a lot of time.
    1. gorenina91 Offline
      gorenina91 (Irina) April 15 2020 12: 33
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      - Yes, for the sake of this railway to Russia, Norway will make this railway according to Russian standards, and will extend other bases and points of shipment to its ports ... - Yes, even passenger cars on Russian platforms will reach Norway .. .- such a stream of Russian tourists will flood into Norway ... - And the main thing is that everything is relatively close ... and affordable ... - So ...- "the sheepskin is worth the candle"; and the game is worth the candle "...
      - Such prospects are opening before Norway ...- hundreds of thousands of Russian tourists will travel by train (what a crazy person would want to take the risk and fly by plane) to Norway; they will observe the Norwegian surroundings (they will go with families and children) and everywhere and everywhere they will "leave" their Russian money ...- Environmentally friendly Norwegian products: cheese, milk, cottage cheese; fish and meat products will go like hot cakes and at an expensive price ... even Norwegian agricultural farmers will get rich quick ...
      - Moreover, the flow of Russian tourists will not depend on the time of the year ...- you can go ...- even in winter, even in summer ...- all year round ...
      - And the quick Norwegians will liveily build up many tourist camps and campsites; at least for skiing, snowmobiling; at least for walks on the sea, to admire the Norwegian fjords and other harsh northern beauties ... etc ...
      - So for Norway this piece of iron will turn out to be more profitable than Norwegian gas ...
      1. Natan bruk Offline
        Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) April 15 2020 12: 48
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        Oh how it turns out ...
      2. Zenon Zenon Offline
        Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 15 2020 13: 02
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        Flag in the hands of lovers of "Norwegian ecology."

        Norway is practically the only country in the world that refuses to sign the international convention banning the dumping of mining waste into the sea. Media regularly report that Norwegian companies, in particular Nussir (copper), Nordic Mining (titanium / rutile) and Sydvaranger (iron ore), dump hazardous substances into the Norwegian fjords. Millions of tons of waste ore with copper, nickel, and mercury residues, together with chemicals by-products in the production process, are buried at the bottom of the sea. From there, harmful chemicals by sea currents fall into the territorial Arctic waters of Russia. The three fjords, where mining waste, the Bök Fjord, Reppa Fjord and Ferde Fjord are actively dumping, are the national salmon fjords where wild salmon are found. Also, migration of ocean cod passes through the sea border of these fjords.
        It is reported by Rambler.

        Next:

        https://news.rambler.ru/ecology/37823277/?utm_content=news_media&utm_medium=read_more&utm_source=copylink
        1. gorenina91 Offline
          gorenina91 (Irina) April 15 2020 13: 35
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          - The whole world dumps radioactive waste into Russia ... - it is not clear where exactly they are stored; who protects them and takes "fences" and "samples" from the environment in order to detect the leakage of harmful substances ... - For this, a separate "public service" should be created in Russia in general ... - there isn’t one in Russia .. .
          - And, if we take Norway as a "environmentally polluted geographic region" .., then .., then on what "ecological scale" to measure "other world geography" ... - just in no comparison ... such a "comparison" not coming ...
          - There really is nothing to blame for the mirror, if they themselves ............ etc ...
          1. Zenon Zenon Offline
            Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) April 15 2020 15: 22
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            Conduct a polemic with a person who, in all seriousness, issues such pearls ....:

            - Hopelessly copy-paste over-dried truths ...- as in the training manual ... - not a single independent conclusion or logical conclusion ...- this is knowledge ??? - This "knowledge" is good ... - Nothing independent and constructive ...

            - this is not to respect yourself ... People who propose to turn the truth (axiom) on their own and sincerely wonder why the majority does not (AXIOM - the initial position of the theory, adopted without evidence) - even a psychiatrist will not help.
            PS Use less narcotic things, gorenina91, you see - there will be less minuses to your nonsense, which you write here.
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