The Ministry of Transport and Communications has canecelled further tendering of train traffic in Norway.
The competition was formally suspended through letter no, dated November 19th 2021. The letter states, among other things:
"The Directorate of Railways is hereby asked to stop further tendering of passenger transport by train. The tender for the train offer included in traffic package 4 is cancelled.
The competition for the train offer covered by traffic package 5 will not be started.
The Directorate of Railways is asked to start work on the direct award of the train offer that is not subject to competition so that the train offer can be awarded within the framework of the current regulations, and by 25 December 2023."