Ministry of Transport and Communications (Norway)

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The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communications (Norwegian (Bokmål): Samferdselsdepartementet; New Norwegian: Samferdsledepartementet) is a Norwegian ministry established in 1946, and is responsible for transportation and communication infrastructure in Norway. It is since October 2013 led by Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Progress Party).[1] The department must report to the parliament (Stortinget).


The ministry has 135 employees and is divided into the following sections:

  • Political staff
  • Information section
  • Department of Planning, Administration and Economic affairs
  • Department of Civil Aviation, Postal services and Telecommunications
  • Department of Public roads and Rail transport
  • Department of Transport

Political staff[edit]


Under the ministry there are seven administrative agencies and four state-owned limited companies:

The department owned 1/3 of Stor-Oslo Lokaltrafikk that organised the public transport in Akershus.

Note: The railway company Airport Express Train,[2] the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and the Norwegian Ship Registers are subsidiaries of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry while Kystverket is a subsidiary of the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. "Minister of Transport and Communications". Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  2. ^ Flytoget. "Om Flytoget" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2006-12-07.

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