Regular service on the fast trains between Oslo and Stockholm will soon resume, after years of disruption due to travel restrictions across borders and rail maintenance. Up to three express trains each day will connect the Norwegian and Swedish capitals, providing an alternative to air travel for those concerned about climate change.

On weekdays beginning December 11, there will be five SJ trains traveling between Oslo and Stockholm and three fast services available. Each weekend, there will be three to four departures in both directions per day.

As an example, the express services will provide a connection between two major cities in slightly more than five hours.

Rikke Lind, CEO of SJ Norge, has confidence that Norwegian companies will seize this moment to do their part in combating climate change.

Even though it just takes an hour to fly between the two cities, the train ends up being faster when you factor in the time you’ll spend at the airport and on the ground.