03.02.2023

A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass

The new third tube of the Gubrist tunnel will start operating after a "silent opening" during the night of April 22, 2023. A major public festival will take place one week earlier on April 15, 2023. The formal opening event with Federal Councillor A. Rösti is envisaged for July 4, 2023, when all three westbound lanes will be available to road users.

08.09.2022

A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass

The commissioning of the third tube of the Gubrist tunnel has been postponed until spring 2023 due to the current global economic situation (Covid).

During the night of April 22/23, 2023, there will be a "silent opening" of the third tube to regular traffic. A public festival and the authorities’ event are expected to take place in mid-April 2023.

In early May 2023, the renovation work of the existing second Gubrist tube will start. Westbound traffic (direction Bern) will be accomodated on two lanes in the new third tube, while eastbound traffic (direction St. Gallen) will occupy two lanes in the first tube.

20.06.2022

Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst

The GS-DETEC (General secretary of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communication) has approved the "Operations Center South East" project. No complaints were received against this decision. Thus, details concerning the construction process of the new operations center next to the east portal of the Schweizerhalle tunnel are now being planned. Procurement of services is expected to take place in 2023.

10.06.2022

Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating

Bane NOR, developer and operator of the Norwegian railway infrastructure, has commissioned R+R as project manager cost estimation. R+R will help Bane NOR to improve cost estimation processes and develop cost estimation metrics and models based on Norwegian and international best practice.

News
03.02.2023
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
08.09.2022
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
20.06.2022
Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst
10.06.2022
Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating
Canton of Bern

Bern Regional Tram, SP1 Koeniz

Bus route 10 between Koeniz Schliern and Ostermundigen Rueti, which carries heavy loads at present, is to be replaced by a tram as a measure within the Bern Agglomeration Programme. Various routing alternatives and means of transport were evaluated as part of the ‘Ostermundigen Public Transport’ and ‘Bern South’ expediency assessments in 2008, for six subprojects: Koeniz, Eigerplatz, Inner City, Ostermundigen, Rueti and Kleinwabern. The tram provides the best link from the residential districts and workplaces in Ostermundigen and the south of Bern to the city centre. The arguments in favour include attractive and environment-friendly public transport, an excellent cost benefit ratio and added value for the entire Greater Bern region as the tram can be optimally linked with the S-Bahn (metro).

As part of a planning team, R+R is processing the traffic-related aspects of the subproject 1 Koeniz (the section between Eigerplatz and Schliern). As well as the operating concept for the tram, the following aspects have been developed as a basis for the preproject file: the track routing, the design of tram stops, and adaptations to the road network as well as to connections for cyclists and pedestrians. Planning was undertaken in close collaboration with the client and with the involvement of the relevant specialist units. The participation of local residents and businesspeople was ensured by conducting several workshops.

Key data

Client
Canton of Bern

Processing period
2009 – 2013

Project costs
CHF 495 million

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Strategic Planning

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Renato Käppeli

Consultant, member of the managing board