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Conditions of Carriage

November 26 2023

1. Flytoget’s liability and the current statutory requirements

Flytoget’s liability for the company’s customers and their luggage is regulated by the Norwegian Railway Liability Act and the Regulations on Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations (the regulations on rail passengers’ rights). In case of conflict between the conditions of carriage and the regulations to the detriment of passengers, the regulations shall apply.

Flytoget handles personal data in accordance with Flytoget’s personal data protection statement and current personal data legislation.

Credit card details are handled in accordance with Flytoget’s agreement with the credit card companies. These details are encrypted and specially secured. Details relating to charges for journeys are stored only until the card has been debited.

Flytoget’s current conditions of carriage are available on www.flytoget.no at all times.

2. When do these conditions of carriage apply?

These Conditions of Carriage apply for Flytoget and the company’s individual customers and their luggage aboard any Airport Express Train service.

These Conditions of Carriage also apply if Flytoget employs an alternative means of transport to provide the agreed carriage service.

3. What are the rules relating to tickets for Flytoget’s train services?

  1. Purchase of ticketless journeys with Flytoget:
    1. Ticketless journeys using a means of payment read in a card reader at the departure station, provide the basis for charging the correct fare for the customer’s chosen journey. Ticketless journeys at a discounted fare (e.g., students, benefit recipients, elderly or staff pass holders) requires registration of a profile and means of payment on Flytoget's digital platform prior to the journey. For registration and purchase of tickets through Flytoget's digital platform, are covered by Flytoget’s personal data protection statement.
    2. Customers who make a ticketless journey and fail to register their means of payment to the card reader at the departure station, will be charged the fare for the longest journey available due to a lack of information about the journey made. When travelling from Oslo Airport, customers on a ticketless journey must specify their destination when presenting their means of payment to the card reader.
  1. Ticketless journeys are charged to the payment card by the card issuer, in accordance with the card issuer's rules and framework.
  2. Ticketless travel is only valid for travel made immediately after presenting a means of payment in one of our card readers at the station.
  1. General terms:
    1. The purchased ticket must state the ticket type, validity period, fare and route the customer has purchased.
    2. A valid ticket is defined as a ticket that is within the specified validity period and corresponds to the traveller's journey in terms of the conditions of the purchased ticket, carrier, time, route, and ticket type.
    3. Travelers to and from Oslo Airport must present their ticket at the barriers at the airport.
    4. Tickets purchased at Flytoget are not valid for travel on services other than the Airport Express Train, unless the ticket expressly states that it applies for travel on specific, defined transport services in addition to Flytoget’s Airport Express Train
    5. Tickets issued for travel by train services other than those provided by Flytoget are not valid for travel on the Airport Express Train, unless permission is granted by on-train staff due to extraordinary circumstances.
    6. Purchased ticket does not automatically entitle you to a seat.
    7. Flytoget does not refund lost or single tickets.

4. What are the rules relating to luggage and animals aboard Flytoget’s services?

  1. Customers may, subject to the below restrictions, travel with luggage, prams, pushchairs and sports equipment on Flytoget’s Airport Express Train services.
  2. ‘Luggage’ means suitcases, bags, prams and pushchairs, sports equipment and similar paraphernalia which the passenger can carry onto the train without assistance and position in the allocated luggage space. Oversized luggage must be positioned in the dedicated compartment.
  3. You may travel with Prams and pushchairs as long as these can be accommodated in the dedicated space.
  4. ‘Sports equipment’ refers to skis, snowboards, bicycles, surf boards, wakeboards and similar paraphernalia which the passenger can carry onto the train without assistance and position in the dedicated luggage space. Bicycles may be conveyed against payment and must be positioned in the dedicated space. There is a limited number of bicycle spaces available on every train.
  5. Customers who travel with pets can board any carriage except for the one marked "Quiet zone". Flytoget provides no guarantee that there is space available for pets. Pets must travel in a cage or on a lead.
  6. If you are travelling with a service dog (guide dogs, police dogs and assistance dogs) you may take a seat wherever you wish aboard the train.
  7. If a customer’s hand luggage or carry-on articles are partly or totally lost or damaged during the journey, Flytoget has a duty to pay compensation for such loss or damage provided the same incident gives rise to personal injuries for which Flytoget are fully liable under s. 3 of the Norwegian Railway Liability Act, or if the loss or damage was caused by Flytoget or Flytoget’s neglect. The liability is restricted to 50 % of the National Insurance Base Rate (1/2 G) for each passenger.
  8. The compensation restriction of 50 % of the National Base Rate does not apply if Flytoget is found to have caused the damage by intent or gross negligence.
  9. Customers are obliged to look after their own luggage during the train journey. Flytoget is not liable for the theft or loss of luggage.
  10. Lost property found aboard an Airport Express Train or at any other Flytoget premises, will be kept by Flytoget’s staff and registered. Lost property is stored for three months, and lost property that is not collected within this time will be delivered to the police. All valuables are delivered to the police within seven working days. 

5. What are Flytoget’s obligations to passengers?

  1. When carrying rail passengers, Flytoget has a duty to look after their needs in the best possible way. This includes the provision of accurate information prior to the journey, during the journey, and in case of delays and cancellations.
  2. Flytoget has a duty to carry all customers to their destination station provided they hold a payment card to which a ticketless journey has been charged, or a valid ticket. Travel must be arranged without undue delay and, if necessary, by a means of transport other than the Airport Express Train.
  3. This duty also applies for customers who need specially arranged facilities in order to board or disembark the train, or who has special space requirements while aboard the train, in so far as the required arrangements are in place, or the necessary arrangements can be made without causing delay.
  4. Flytoget are not obliged to carry customers who:
    1. are intoxicated or whose conduct may involve a safety risk or cause a nuisance to fellow passengers. The use of alcohol and other intoxicating substances is not allowed on Flytoget’s Airport Express Trains.
    2. refuse to comply with Flytoget’s instructions.
    3. require extraordinary arrangements to be made in connection with their journey and Flytoget has not been given appropriate opportunity to put in place the necessary arrangements prior to departure.

6. What are the customer’s obligations to Flytoget?

  1. Customers must arrive at the platform and take their seat aboard the Airport Express Train in good time before departure. Boarding and disembarking must only take place as advertised.
  2. Before commencing their journey, customers must have read their means of payment for ticketless travel, or they must have purchased a ticket through Flytoget’s app, online shop or station ticket machine. Customers who are not on a ticketless journey, must buy their ticket before boarding the train.
  3. Customers who travel on a ticketless journey to Oslo Airport must present their means of payment to one of the card readers installed at every railway station served by the Airport Express Train. Customers who have purchased a printed, online or app ticket may board the train without their ticket being read.
  4. When passengers buy their ticket from Flytoget in advance, they must ensure that their ticket matches their intended journey. Customers who travel farther by Flytoget’s train service than the journey specified on their ticket, will on inspection be requested to pay a fixed penalty as stipulated by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  5. Customers must show their validated payment card or their pre-bought ticket, with any travel discount or entitlement card, whenever requested by Flytoget’s staff and inspectors. Customers who fail to present a valid ticket, validated payment card, digital ticket or valid travel discount card when travelling at a discounted fare, will be charged a penalty at a rate determined by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. Customers who travel without a valid ticket, produce forged or fake tickets or engage in other criminal activities, may be reported to the police. Customers who have forgotten to bring their travel discount or entitlement card may send a copy of the valid card to Flytoget’s customer service department within three days of completing their journey and the penalty will be revoked.
  6. Customers are obliged to pay compensation for any damage they may cause by intent or gross negligence to Flytoget’s property.
  7. Flytoget can only be used for journeys to and from Oslo Airport with a ticket issued for travel with Flytoget.
  8. Claims for reimbursement must be submitted in writing, preferably by email, within 12 months of the journey’s completion. Claims with documentation attached should be submitted to: flytoget@flytoget.no

    Alternatively, claims may be put forward by letter addressed to:

    Flytoget AS
    PO Box 19 Sentrum,
    0101 OSLO
  9. Flytoget will not reimburse the cost of lost or single tickets.

7. When does Flytoget’s performance fall short?

  1. There is a shortcoming if the journey fails to meet the customer’s reasonable expectations given the price and terms of the journey and the travel information available at or immediately prior to the time of departure. Any such shortcoming may entitle the customer to claim a proportionate fare reduction. The customer is obliged to inform on-train staff about on-board shortcomings if at all possible. The customer may claim such fare reduction only if Flytoget should fail to rectify the shortcoming or provide an acceptable alternative during the journey.
  2. If incorrect information has been provided by Flytoget’s staff or a ticket has been incorrectly issued, or if there is incorrect signage or incorrect information provided in a printed timetable which cause the customer to incur the expense of making alternative travel arrangements or taking other necessary action, the customer may claim reimbursement of any such direct, appropriate, and documented expense.
  3. Any claim based on paragraphs 7.1 and 7.2 above must be made in writing within 12 months of the journey’s completion and should be submitted, with all relevant documentation, to: flytoget@flytoget.no

    Alternatively, the claim may be put forward by letter addressed to:

    Flytoget AS
    PO Box 19 Sentrum,
    0101 Oslo

8. When may Flytoget cancel train services and/or re-allocate rolling stock?

  1. Flytoget may cancel their train services and re-allocate their rolling stock if or when:
    - requested by public authorities for reasons of national safety.
    - there is no accessible track.
    - dictated by reasons beyond Flytoget’s control, such as extraordinary weather conditions or force majeure, judicial directives, and injunctions, strikes or lockouts.
  2. In case of cancellations or changes to departure times, Flytoget must provide accurate information as early as possible. Planned cancellations or changes to scheduled services, and offers of alternative transport arranged by Flytoget, will be advertised at the earliest possible opportunity through the channels available at the time.

9. What are the customer’s rights in case of delays?

  1. Flytoget will not reimburse expenses incurred beyond the price of the train ticket if an Airport Express Train service is delayed or cancelled due to a force majeure event such as extraordinary weather conditions, acts of God, judicial directives and injunctions, strikes and lockouts. Flytoget must be able to prove that the delay or cancellation of the train service was caused by an event that can be categorised as force majeure under this provision.
  2. If an Airport Express Train service arrives at Oslo Airport more than 30 minutes later than scheduled and customers consequently miss their flight, they are entitled to claim compensation for the onward journey to their final destination, limited to a maximum of 3/10 of the National Insurance Base Rate for tickets that are neither replaceable nor refundable.
    1. This guarantee does not cover tickets for any onward journeys following on from the first flight if the customer is deemed able to catch these despite the delay.
    2. Customers are not entitled to claim reimbursement for fares paid or any other expenses incurred if they were notified that the service would be delayed by 30 minutes or more before buying the ticket.
    3. Customers are not entitled to claim compensation if, despite the delay, they are deemed to have had sufficient time to catch their onward transport as per the airlines’ minimum airport arrival times. Customers are obliged to reduce any loss by allowing for reasonable time at the airport.
    4. For passengers to be entitled to claim compensation for the loss of a plane ticket or a seat on the next available flight, they must have travelled on an Airport Express Train service that was scheduled to arrive at the airport within the airline’s recommended airport arrival time, but a minimum of 60 minutes before departure for domestic flights and 90 minutes for international flights.
    5. As far as possible, customers should agree the reimbursement of expenses incurred in writing with the on-train staff or customer service attendant in advance. Claims should be made in accordance with the procedures set out in this chapter.
    6. In the event of delays where the transport guarantee has entered into force, a claim may be made to cover reasonable and necessary documented expenses for board and lodging where there is a significant waiting time for a new flight, and Flytoget does not provide this free of charge.
  3. Customers are entitled to claim compensation for documented alternative travel to their destination station, at the cheapest possible rate, if Flytoget fails to organise alternative transport for the relevant journey without undue delay. 
  4. If the travel guarantee does not apply, ref. section 9.2 above, or if the situation has been caused by force majeure, ref. section a above, customers are entitled to claim for the reimbursement of documented, reasonable and necessary expenses incurred as a direct consequence of the delay, limited to a maximum of 3/10 of the National Insurance Base Rate and inclusive of alternative means of transport, ref. section c above, or any other costs not described above.
  5. Flytoget’s liability for the company’s customers and their luggage is regulated by the Norwegian Railway Liability Act and the Regulations on Rail Passengers’ Rights and Obligations (the regulations on rail passengers’ rights). In case of conflict between the conditions of carriage and the regulations to the detriment of passengers, the regulations shall apply.

10. What are the rules for resolving conflicts between a customer and Flytoget?

  1. Resolution of any conflict between a customer and Flytoget must be sought, in the first instance, between the customer and Flytoget’s representatives.
  2. If the parties listed under paragraph 10.1 above should fail to resolve the matter, the dispute may be brought to Flytoget’s attention in writing within 12 months of the relevant journey. This documented communication should preferably be made by email addressed to flytoget@flytoget.no.

    Alternatively, the communication may be made by letter addressed to:

    Flytoget AS
    PO Box 19 Sentrum,
    0101 Oslo

  3. Should the customer disagree with Flytoget’s handling of the matter, a complaint may be submitted to the Public Transport Complaints Commission, PO Box 2924 Solli, 0230 Oslo, NORWAY. The complaint must be submitted to the Commission within 12 months of the customer having received Flytoget’s final response on the matter. For further information, contact the Commission on +47 22 54 60 00 or see www.transportklagenemnda.no.

    Should they so wish, customers may register their complaint through the online complaints portal rather than direct with Flytoget (ODR). This is a service provided by the European Commission in the interest of allowing consumers and businesses in the EU and in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein to resolve their disputes in connection with online purchases of goods and services without recourse to the courts.