Iron Ore Line reopens ahead of schedule, but concerns remain

Image: Trafikverket

Reaching the Norwegian port of Narvik via the Iron Ore Line had been impossible for the majority of the past 81 days due to two derailments. The line was reopened once again on Wednesday 6 March, one day before the forecasted date, as the Swedish infrastructure manager Trafikverket mentioned. On the other hand, industry players are expressing their worries about a seemingly fragile, and yet very important, railway, advocating for its doubling.

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Author: Marco Raimondi

Marco Raimondi is an editor of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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