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Bus and train set new records

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An increasing number travel by the NSB Group’s busses and trains. – Increased passenger revenues and good results from all businesses have contributed to another strong interim result, says the CEO for NSB, Geir Isaksen.

Revenue for the NSB Group was 4 995 million NOK for the first four months, an increase from 4 935 for the same period in 2015. Operating profit was 618 million NOK, compared to 690 million NOK in 2015.

During the first four months of 2016 NSB passenger train sold 23.1 million journeys. This is 800 000 more than during the same period last year. Nettbuss sold 41 million journeys, compared to 38 million journeys during the first interim period in 2015.

More satisfied customers

– It is particularly pleasing to see that our customers are increasingly satisfied. The customer satisfaction for the passenger train was measured to be 74, which is the best result ever for NSB. The recent reputation polls point in the same direction. Nettbuss is uniformly high for the industry in similar polls, says Isaksen.

One of the reasons for the increased satisfaction among the passenger trains passengers is that the trains have become more punctual. This is partly due to improved maintenance of the railway. Number of delays caused by NSB is also reduced.

– We are in the midst of a major upgrade and expansion of the rolling stock held by NSB. We have so far received 75 of a total 125 new local and regional trains which we have as a goal to purchase by 2020.  It is necessary to replace the old trains which are to be decommissioned. It also gives us an increased capacity to meet the strong growth in number of passengers, says Isaksen.

Major changes in the NSB Group

– We are now in the midst of a major restructuring of the NSB Group.  The Train Maintenance and the real estate will be taken over by the Government during 2017. The Government will also take over NSBs rolling stock and sales and ticketing solutions, says Isaksen.

The tenders for two traffic packages which together add up to about 25 per cent of the train operations turnover in Norway have been announced.

– This has major consequences for the NSB Group as a company going forward. We will become purely a transport operator with passenger transport by train and bus and freight by rail. In addition we will now build up a tourism industry operation, says Isaksen.

 

Press contact:
Åge-Christoffer Lundeby, communications manager
Mob: + 47 916 53 449

 

 

 

Results for the operating segments (amounts in million NOK)

Passenger train

T1 2016

T1 2015

Number of train   journeys (mill.) in Norway

23.1

22.3

Operating revenue

2 457

2 381

Operating profit

258

292

Investments

457

329

No. of man years (12   month average)

3 692

3 655

 

 

 

 

Freight

T1 2016

T1 2015

No. of transported TEUs Norway   (1000)

122

124

Operating revenue

327

347

Operating profit

7

-5

Investments

2

1

No. of man years (12 month   average)

433

460

 

 

 

 

Real estate

T1 2016

T1 2015

Operating revenue

266

383

Operating profit

275

344

Investments

161

293

No. of man years (12 month   average)

91

91

 

 

 

 

Bus

T1 2016

T1 2015

No. of journeys by bus (mill.) in   Norway and Sweden *

41

38

Operating revenue

1 927

1 822

Operating profit

70

29

Investments

84

42

No. of man years (12 month   average)

5 103

5 473

* Preliminary figures

Train Maintenance

T1 2016

T1 2015

Operating revenue

470

469

Operating profit

8

32

Investments

13

8

No. of man years (12 month   average)

1 105

1 113

 

 

 

Published: 02.06.2016, 10:00

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