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The Airport Express Train


The upholstery for the Airport Express Train was specially designed with a comprehensive and elegant expression in accordance with the graphic profile and other furnishings.

When the Storting on 8 October 1992 chose Gardermoen as the location for the new main airport, it was also decided that trains should be the most important means of transport. A new high-speed train was supposed to be a competitive, future-oriented and environmentally friendly transport alternative.

On 24 November 1992, NSB Gardermobanen AS was founded and the company was responsible for building the new railway line. The company was commissioned to build a double-track high-speed railway - the first of its kind in Norway - between Oslo and the main airport and from there on to Eidsvoll. On 22 August, Romeriksporten was opened and the Flytoget came into full service.

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik was commissioned to design the textile for the first train seats. The fabric is designed by the renowned textile designer Pia Bjørnstad. Bjørnstad's challenge was to combine the sober Scandinavian with the glossy and hard design of Flytoget.

"The use of primary colors against the blue and black at the bottom gives depth, harmony and tension," says Bjørnstad.

The fabric is dirt-friendly, has high wear resistance and is comfortable to sit on.