The course is approx. 8 km long, and has six underground stations with the proposed names Skøyen, Vækerø, Lysaker, Fornebuporten, Flytårnet and Fornebu. The track will improve public service to the Fornebu area, and with a capacity of about 8,000 travelers per hour, the Fornebu line will be an effective relief for the road network.
Fornebu will be further developed with thousands of new homes and jobs, and it will facilitate urban development along the route. At Majorstuen, the track will be linked to existing subway networks, and will contribute to strengthening the other public transport services in the Oslo area. At Fornebu, a station and operating base for train equipment will be built, including provision tracks, laundry hall, workshop and office facilities.
It is estimated that construction will take 5-6 years with preparatory work starting in 2019 and with full construction start in 2020 where the track is expected to be ready in the autumn of 2025.
The design is carried out by COWI and Multiconsult, which together have formed a Joint Venture, the ‘Fornebubanen Projection Group’ (PGF), to combine the best of expertise and resources from the two companies. PGF acts as a complete consultant on the design work in the assignment, and has engaged Nordic Infra as an important subcontractor on Construction Implementation.