About Jernbaneverket

Jernbaneverket (the Norwegian National Rail Administration) is the national railway authority. Jernbaneverket is responsible for the management of the national railway network, on behalf of the Ministry of Transport and Communication.

Through public funding and with a socio-economic perspective, our objective is to operate, maintain and develop the national railway network.

The Norwegian Parliament determines the annual funding through the national budget. Long-term planning is dealt with through Norsk Transportplan (the Norwegian Transport Plan), in which the Parliament draws up the economic framework for the four year period.

Jernbaneverket is responsible for:
  • Developing and operating a rail network that meets the requirements of society and the market
  • Railway stations and terminals
  • Timetabling
  • Traffic management
  • Regulation of the public rail network
  • Studies and planning in the rail sector


JBV was formed on December 1. 1996, when the former public enterprise NSB was split into NSB BA and JBV. Until July 1. 1999, JBV and NSB BA shared the same chief executive and board. From this date, the board of JBV was abolished, and Steinar Killi was appointed Director General.

Published by: Nj�l Svingheim Date: 24.05.2007