Bergen Light Rail (Norwegian: Bybanen) is a light rail system in Bergen, Norway. The first stage of the project was a twenty-station stretch between the city center and Lagunen Storsenter, where the first 15 stations comprising a 9.8-kilometre (6.1 mi) stretch opened in 2010, and the second was a 3.6-kilometre (2.2 mi) stretch from Nesttun to Lagunen which opened in June 2013. A third stretch from Lagunen to Bergen Airport, Flesland opened in 2017. Further plans for the project involve mooted extensions to Åsane and Storavatnet.
Plans for rail transit have existed since the 1970s, following the 1965 closing of the Bergen Tramway. A rapid transit design was first discarded, and in the 1990s a light rail line was proposed. The decision to start construction was made in 2005. The first stage was built by the municipality, with financing from the state and the toll road ring, based on the Bergen Program. Ownership, maintenance and further extensions and vehicles are the responsibility of Hordaland County Municipality through its wholly owned subsidiary Bybanen AS. Operation is governed by public service obligation contracts issued by the county public transport authority Skyss. From 2010 to 2017 the line and its 20 Variobahn trams were operated by Keolis Norge (formerly Fjord1 Partner).
Thomas Al-Mdanat | Dec 11, 2017
Beautiful park near the center of Bergen. Easy to find and reach via the light rail and bus lines. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes and what have you around it, so it's a good place to include in your city exploration or shopping trips.
Katya Saprykina | Dec 17, 2017
Area at the tip of the central pond, entry point for the majority of buses coming into the city. Place for biggest city arrangements. This year hosts busiest and lively Christmas market with ferries wheel, little gingerbread town and carousel. Also, a home to a flock of various city birds.
federico iannaccone | Dec 24, 2017
The Hart of Bergen beautiful big parks with large lake in the middle surrounded by museums easy to get to with tram and basis in good wether is full of people of all different age specials mamas and baby's o children place nicely kept with season flavours and clean.
Sanath Kumar | Dec 3, 2017
This is the city center where the tram starts its journey.. A beautiful place in the city near the big pond..
Rick Goebel | Jul 1, 2017
This is a pleasant park in the heart of Bergen. I was here for 2017 May 17 Celebrations and fireworks. Right beside the Kode museums it's a nice place to stop, rest and reflect the city of Bergen. It can be quiet one day and full of activity the next.
Roy Tuv | Mar 18, 2018
The most beautiful place in Norway's most beautiful city. By far! Really cozy too!
Haakon Ask | Mar 18, 2018
Very nice puplic area downtown Bergen
Marcin C | Mar 13, 2018
Nice place. on sun very nice view for ulriken.
Piotr Szewello | May 1, 2018
Nice little spot in Bergen, ypu can sit and enjoy the views, or get some coffee and ice-cream or sometimes catch a show.
Carl Fletcher | May 20, 2018
Bergen is a fairly large city with most of the facilities you would expect from a modern metropolitan conurbation
Andreas Michael Steinsvik | Apr 10, 2018
It's grass, some flowers and a couple of benches mid city. Great on the rare occasion the sun is out.
Thomas Dziegielewski | Apr 19, 2018
Nice place, great view of the local mountains, a bar close by on those sunny days.
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