Train driver's view and cab ride in winter. The Nordland Railway Line is a 729-kilometer (452 miles) railroad between Trondheim and Bodø, Norway. The so-called “Nordlandsbanen” is the longest railroad track in Norway. The railway line is made for a combination of commuter, long-haul passenger and freight trains. The Nordland Railway Line is a single track, standard gauge, not electrified railroad. There is a mix of both local, regional and long distance passenger and freight traffic on the Nordland Line.
The Norwegian State Railways (NSB) operate a daily intercity through service between Trondheim and Bodø. These are operated using Di 4 locomotives with B5 carriages. These trains are all operated with multiple units. Furthermore, there are intermodal cargo trains operated by CargoNet and Cargolink. Travel time between Trondheim and Bodø is 9 hours and 50 minutes.
The section from Trondheim Station to Hell Station opened in 1882. The next section, from Hell Station to Sunnan Station, opened between 1902 and 1905. Then, the line was lengthened to Snåsa Station in 1926 and later to Grong Station in November 1929. In 1940, the construction continued in a slow pace northwards, but the line to Dunderland Station was opened in 1945. The next section, from Dunderland Station to Røkland Station, opened in 1955. In 1958, the railway line was lengthened to Fauske Station. Finally, the last section, from Fauske Station to Bodø Station, was opened in 1962.