WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- New Linx high-speed trains -- a joint venture
of the Norwegian and Swedish national railways -- now connect Oslo,
Norway, with Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden, at speeds of up to
Travel time between Oslo and Stockholm has been slashed to four
hours, 30 minutes, down from the previous six hours. And, further
track improvements eventually should reduce the trip to three
Linx service runs three times daily on weekdays and twice a day
on weekends between the capital cities, as well as between Oslo and
Gothenburg, a four-hour trip.
Adult fares from Rail Europe and DER start at $58 in second
class between Oslo and Gothenburg, and $141 for second class
between Oslo and Stockholm; youth and passholder fares are
available, and kids under age 16 travel free with an adult.