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09.04.2021

Oslo T-bane: CBTC project reaches important milestone

Oslo has an extensive metro network, the oldest in Scandinavia. Five lines serve 101 stations, and, in the central section, trains run every minute. Today, three different interlocking technologies are in use, some of which are already quite old. Over the next few years, operations will be converted to the communication-based train control system CBTC. At the beginning of February, four suppliers submitted initial offers for the system’s introduction and operation in the following twenty-five years. R+R supports the customer Sporveien with the evaluation of offers and the upcoming negotiations.

07.04.2021

ETCS introduction in Finland

As part of the Europe-wide introduction of the interoperable train control system ETCS, Finland is examining the right strategy for the country. Fintraffic Rail develops pioneering digital solutions under the “Digirail” label. By the beginning of 2020, a wide range of variants had been presented, for which R + R provided rough estimates of the life cycle costs. In the meantime, Fintraffic Rail has derived an ideal solution and has examined it in depth. At the beginning of 2021, R + R developed a refined cost estimate and compared it with the costs of a fallback solution. In addition, R + R supports the assessment of cost uncertainty and the cost consequences of risks.

22.09.2020

N1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

On September 22nd, 2020, the third tube of the Gubrist motorway tunnel was broken through after 1,000 days of construction work and an excavation length of about 3,000m. Thus, an important milestone of the N1 Zurich Northern Bypass extension project was finally reached.

However, the work continues. Within the next two years, the construction of the roadway, the interior fittings and the installation of operating and safety equipment will follow. After completion of the third tube, three lanes will be provided for Bern-bound traffic. Commissioning and opening for regular traffic are expected to take place at the end of 2022.

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09.04.2021
Oslo T-bane: CBTC project reaches important milestone
07.04.2021
ETCS introduction in Finland
22.09.2020
N1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

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The strength of R+R lies in managing the implementation of large, complex projects, which often pose special and unique challenges. As project manager or member of a management team, R+R plans and supports the development of solutions which are technically optimal, economical and sustainable.

We assemble planning and development teams and lead them. We define and guide decision-making and approval processes. We carry out procurement procedures. We plan and monitor project costs and schedules, analyse and control quality standards and propose interventions when needed.

We manage and administrate projects efficiently. With practical experience, our project managers demonstrate leadership and expertise in project planning and implementation processes.

STRATEGIC PLANNING
We support clients in the strategic planning process, analyse the project environment, define requirements and project goals and help with the definition of scenarios. We provide the basis for decision-making and project design and manage the documentation.
PROJECT PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION
We analyse project risks, develop project structures and process scenarios and define optimal project organizations. We record the results in organizational charts, responsibility matrices and project manuals and coordinate the services of all parties involved.
PROJECT CONTROLLING
In project management, R+R takes care of budgeting, scheduling and quality planning, creates status and progress reports and suggests adequate control measures to efficiently achieve project goals. For contract controlling, we use suitable management information systems to ensure compliance with the delivery items.
PROCUREMENT
In the advertising and tender evaluation process, we supply the market analysis and offer an overview of possible contractors and suppliers. We create specifications and advertising documents, and propose and apply suitable evaluation tools. We conduct prequalifications and concept competitions, and evaluate presentation documents and offers. We support the client in contract award and debriefings.
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT
We support the clients in the process of plan approval and land acquisition. We take on construction management mandates and ensure compliance with legal requirements. We coordinate and support environmental protection measures in complex projects.
COMMUNICATION SUPPORT
R+R is involved in public relations work. We produce project presentations, evaluate and deal with submissions and objections and prepare political decisions. We answer citizens' inquiries and provide information material for authorities and the media.
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R+R evaluates projects, facilities and enterprises using state-of-the-art economic methods. We define target systems, assess target achievement and carry out risk analyses. With extensive international benchmarking, R+R has developed a comprehensive database of cost, productivity and quality indicators that is continuously updated and expanded. Benchmarking makes it possible to recognize best practice and to give recommendations for better efficiency. Corresponding process improvements are identified through value analysis. R+R knows the technical, legal, social and political developments on the transport markets. On this basis, we develop market studies, scenarios and forecasts and analyse the impact of technical solutions.

PROJECT EVALUATION
We create and evaluate cost estimates, evaluate the technical, operational and ecological feasibility and provide cost-benefit calculations from a business, regional or social perspective. Results are presented in high-profile presentations and synthesis reports.
BENCHMARKING
R+R is a specialist in benchmarking costs, infrastructural and operational quality, and productivity. We collect data and conduct additional interviews to check their plausibility. With statistical models and econometric methods, we analyse the cost drivers and develop commercial benchmarks. We provide comprehensive interpretations and directions for future optimization. Best practice is documented in individual opportunity profiles, and we make recommendations which facilitate the implementation of efficiency improvements.
COMPARATIVE MARKET STUDIES
We develop market analyses and market studies taking social trends into account. We create well-founded assessments of markets, competitors and critical success factors, and identify opportunities and risks in the target market.
FORECAST MODELS
We use suitable methods and tools to carry out strategic analyses on the requirements of infrastructure maintenance. We also develop planning and management tools for planning adequate measures and document them in the form of databases and manuals.
MOBILITY PRICING
In Switzerland, the steady growth in mobility poses major challenges. According to federal forecasts, road and rail traffic will have increased by around a quarter by 2030. Mobility pricing is the concept of supply- and demand-oriented traffic management. R+R supports public enterprises in developing new approaches of usage-related charges for the utilisation of private and public transport infrastructure.
TRANSPORT AND TRANSPORT OPERATORS SCENARIOS
We create scenarios for traffic and transportation services. Social trends are followed and analysed. What is the value of punctuality? What are the future scenarios regarding leisure and recreational traffic? How will road, rail and air traffic develop? We are looking for the answers to the tasks and challenges of tomorrow.
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