engineers are needed at both stations to run the line.
They communicate via telephone. The cables for phone and
electric power are supported by posts fixed besides the
trestle. While the cars are running a red blinking light
shows that no one may enter the line. The cars have no
driver. But there is a communication device in every car,
that allows to activate emergency brakes etc. by passengers.
The buttons are labelled norwegian, english and german.
in most public services during holidays students work
at this facility as operating enginieers.
of interest in the surroundings :
above of Ringedalsvatn at the edge of the Hardangervidda
a diving board like corbel reaches in the abyss. The rock
seems to be much more impressive than Prekestolen as it
is quite lean an long.
museum in Tyssedal power station dedicates to the workers
history of this industrial region.
opposite of Tyssedal Folgefonn tunnel leads from Odda
to Gjerde. The Tunnel is one of Norways extra long road
tunnels (although shorter than the tunnel between Aurland