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Veolia Transport Norway is the Norwegianmarker subsidiary of Veolia Transport, part of Veolia Corporation and operates through its subsidiaries buses, ferries and trams in the counties of Akershusmarker, Finnmarkmarker, Nordlandmarker, Rogalandmarker and Sør-Trøndelagmarker, primarily through the purchase of former monopolists. The company has 1,500 employees and operates ca 440 buses, 25 ferries/ships and 9 trams.

The company operates buses on public service obligation contracts with Oslo Sporveier in Oslo, Stor-Oslo Lokaltrafikk in Akershus and Kolumbus in Rogaland. The ferries operated in Rogaland, Nordland and Finnmark are with concession or on public service obligation with the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications while the trams in Trondheim are operated on contract with the City of Trondheimmarker.

History

Veolia Transport established itself in Norway in 1999 as Connex Norway and in 2003 it purchased the bus companies S.O.T. Trafikk and Sokndal Bilruter. The same year the company bought the ferry and bus operator Finnmark Fylkesrederi from the County of Finnmarkmarker. In 2005 the company expanded with the purchases of Gråkallbanen that operates the Trondheim Tramway and Helgelandske that operates buses and ferries in Helgeland. In 2006 the corporation also acquired the bus and ferry operator Nordtrafikk.

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