Erik Ø. Johnsen - Articles and news items
Issue 2 2014 / 11 April 2014 /
The Norwegian Railway Authority was established in 1996 with the task to safeguard public interest with respect to safety and to enforce the railway law and regulations. In Norway, responsibility for safety lies with the 37 individual railway companies. The jurisdiction of the Norwegian Railway Authority embraces all railway operations in Norway – heavy rail, light-rail, metro and tram – for infrastructure as well as rolling stock. In general terms, it covers operations and equipment related to passenger and freight transport running on tracks as well as the companies authorised for those purposes.
Erik Ø. Johnsen, Director General of the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate looks at their work and projects in the context of today’s safety environment.