New high-speed trains debut on Oslo airport’s rail link

14 Jun 2021 by Mark Caswell
Oslo's rail link Flytoget

Oslo airport’s Flytoget rail link has finally begun operations with its fleet of eight new high-speed trains.

According to the trains “arrived in Norway as long ago as March 2019”, but have taken until now to enter service.

Built by Spanish-manufacturer CAF, the trains are now operating from Gardemoen airport to Oslo Central and Drammen.

The exteriors and interiors of the trains were designed by UK-based firm Seymourpowell, as part of a refreshed brand identity, wayfinding system and app.

Oslo's rail link Flytoget

The ‘Efficient Tranquility’ concept includes interiors with “Norwegian-inspired colours, materials and finishes which create a comfortable bubble of tranquility”.

Features include at-seat USB charging and power outlets, as well as onboard screen showing live flight times and CCTV footage of the queues in the airport.

Seymourpowell  also said that “Natural woods and shades, warm coppers and more striking vibrant tones make up the interior passenger experience, arranged to be calming and reduce passenger anxiety with small saloon enclaves offering privacy and security”.

Oslo's rail link Flytoget

Commenting on the news Jeremy White, director of transport at Seymourpowell, said:

“Our design work for the physical appearance of the trains represents Flytoget’s determined and reliable journey model. We applied the same design narrative to all of the touchpoints –from the simplicity of how the ticket looks and feels, to the train and airport experience.

When designing the trains, we wanted them to look strong and powerful, with a character that could easily survive a cold Norwegian winter. The interior was driven by a client who understood the power of design and shared our ambition to create a train that was both purposeful and elegant.”

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