Rutelaget Askøy–Bergen

Rutelaget Askøy–Bergen AS or A–B was a ferry and bus operating company that provided services from Askøy to Bergen, Norway. Founded in 1950, it operated a car ferry across the sound, and bus traffic on Askøy and to Bergen. The ferry route was discontinued in 1992 when the Askøy Bridge opened. It also operated ferries between Bergen and Stavanger and in Boknafjord. In 1992 the subsidiary Fjord Line was established, providing cruiseferry services from Bergen and Egersund to Hanstholm in Denmark. The two companies merged in 1995, and were subsequently bought by Bergen Nordhordland Rutelag, after a bid from Color Line was found to be too low.[1]

Rutelaget Askøy–Bergen AS
TypePrivate
IndustryTransport
Founded1950
Defunct1995
FateMerger
SuccessorFjord Line
HeadquartersAskøy, Norway

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fjord Line. "Historikk" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-06.