Loan to finance Bergen airport light rail expansion

Norwegian airport operator Avinor AS has secured a €200 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to fund the construction of a third terminal at Bergen airport – a project which will include the creation of a new light rail station.

Bergen is the second-busiest airport in Norway, handling more than six million passengers a year.

Construction of the terminal and associated infrastructure works began in 2014 and is due to be completed in August 2017.

Bergen’s light rail network is currently being extended. The third phase between Lagunen and Flesland, which will connect to the airport, will be completed next year.

Jan Vapaavuori, EIB Vice-President with responsibility for lending in Norway, said: “The EIB has made supporting strategic transport infrastructure one of its priorities.

“Bergen airport is the key international gateway in western Norway and part of the extended trans-European transport network (TEN-T).”





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