24.08.2021

A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

The main construction work for the Weiningen motorway exit and the covered road section will start on August 16, 2021. The Weiningen exit will be relocated and moved around 200m closer to the Limmattalerkreuz junction. In addition, all three Gubrist tunnel tubes will be extended by a new 100m covered motorway section. This will reduce the noise and pollution levels of the adjacent residential areas. From mid-August, the top pavement layer of the roadway in the new third Gubrist tunnel tube will be installed over a period of approximately 3 weeks. Thus, most of the construction work will have been completed. In autumn 2021, installation of the traffic control and safety systems for the third Gubrist tunnel tube will start.

05.07.2021

R+R has moved

Since June 1, 2021, the R+R offices have been moved into new premises on the 6th floor of the Duplex building in Baden at Brown Boveri Strasse 12. As before, we are still at a very central location within the city of Baden. As you notice, we also took the opportunity to update our website. We hope you enjoy the new content, and we look forward to welcoming you in our new offices at the next opportunity.

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.

News
24.08.2021
A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass
05.07.2021
R+R has moved
09.04.2021
Oslo T-bane: CBTC project reaches important milestone
07.04.2021
ETCS introduction in Finland
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

A1 SCHÖNBÜHL – KIRCHBERG ELIMINATION OF BOTTLENECKS

Steady growth in traffic is causing more and more congestion on Swiss motorways. The «Programme to Eliminate Bottlenecks on the National Highways Network» allows for the expansion and development of heavily utilised motorway sections. In the agglomeration around Berne, these are the sections Wankdorf – Muri and Wankdorf – Schönbühl – Kirchberg.

The February 26th, 2014, federal decree concerning the release of funds for the second period of the «Programme to Eliminate Bottlenecks on the National Highways Network» includes the section between Schönbühl and Kirchberg (six lanes) as part of module 3. This module comprises projects considered relevant by the Federal Council, albeit with a slightly lower priority. The planning process is going ahead, while the funding for their ultimate execution remains unsettled. A major constraint lies in the requirement that the neighbouring project Wankdorf – Schönbühl must be realized ahead of the project Schönbühl – Kirchberg. Simultaneous to the expansion project, the existing infrastructure is to be refurbished. At present, the General Project as well as the Maintenance Concept are being generated.

R+R’s function within the project Schönbühl – Kirchberg (six lanes) is in an advisory and supporting role for the general project management team of the Federal Roads Office. It includes sevices in project management throughout all stages of the project up to completion and commissioning. Aside from continuous professional supervision and assistance to project management, the mandate includes administrative tasks for project planning (project organiziation and structure, project manual, project platform), procurement, coordination between project designers as well as neighbouring and third-party projects, quality control of project planning tasks, performance supervision as well as continuous planning and monitoring of costs (cost estimation and multiannual budgeting).

Key data

Client
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

Processing period
since 2014

Project costs
430 Mio. CHF

Project type
Road

Services
Project Management

Fields of expertise
Strategic Planning
Project Planning and Organization
Project Controlling
Procurement
Professional Support
Communication Support

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Christoph Marti

Consultant, managing director, member of the board of directors