Bane NOR SF, formerly Jernbaneinfrastrukturforetaket (English: Railway Infrastructure Company), is the Norwegian government agency responsible for owning, maintaining, operating and developing the Norwegian railway network, including the track, stations, etc. It is the result of the rail reform of the Conservative-led coalition. The agency which is organized as a state enterprise became operational on 1 January 2017. Bane NOR, and the Norwegian Railway Directorate replaced the former agency, the Norwegian National Rail Administration (Norwegian: Jernbaneverket).[5]

Bane NOR
TypeGovernment agency
IndustryRailway infrastructure
PredecessorNorwegian National Rail Administration
Founded5 February 2016
HeadquartersOslo, Norway[1]
Area served
Key people
  • Cato Hellesjø[2] (Chair)
  • Gorm Frimannslund[3] (CEO)
Number of employees
3,468 (2019) Edit this on Wikidata
ParentNorwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications
Bane NOR Eiendom


  1. ^ "Stiftelsesmøte for Jernbaneinfrastrukturforetaket". 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Ny styreleder i Bane NOR". Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Bane NOR SF har ansatt konsernsjef". 31 August 2016. Retrieved 19 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Stein O. Nes skal lede "Spordrift AS" (Stein O. Nes will manage "Spordrift AS")" (in Norwegian). Bane NOR. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Bane NOR and the Railway Reform - Bane NOR".