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.

08.04.2022

A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof

At the beginning of April 2022, construction work will start on the N14 motorway section between the Gisikon and Rütihof junctions. The task includes maintenance of the drainage system as well as pavement replacement and renewal of the guard rails and animal fences over the entire section.

The traffic installations required for the maintenance work will also be used to enable renewal of the expansion joints on the 420 m long Reuss bridge. R+R is contracted by the Federal Roads Office as client’s support staff and external site management unit.

R+R is contracted by the Federal Roads Office as client’s support staff and external site management unit.

Projekt sheet

A14, view towards Reuss river and Rotkreuz

News
08.09.2022
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
20.06.2022
Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst
10.06.2022
Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating
08.04.2022
A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof
Canton of Berne, AöV

BERNE REGIONAL TRAM SP2 EIGERPLATZ

Public transport in the agglomerations is bursting at the seams during peak hours. This is also true of bus route 10 from Köniz to Ostermundigen. The population and the number of jobs located along route 10 are constantly increasing. The Eigerplatz is considered to be one of the most complex traffic intersections in the city of Berne. It was to be redesigned as part of the „Tram Region Bern“ project. Together with 16 teams from Switzerland and abroad, R+R took part in the ideas competition designed for this project and placed among the top four.

As a measure of the Berne Agglomeration Programme, the heavily congested bus route 10 between Köniz Schliern and Ostermundigen Rüti was to be replaced by tram service. Various routing alternatives were evaluated in detail through expediency assessments. It emerged that a routing via Eigerplatz, congruent with the existing bus line, would provide the best link from the residential districts and workplaces in the south of Berne to the city centre. The arguments in favour include an excellent cost benefit ratio and added value for the entire Greater Berne region, as the tram can be optimally linked with the S-Bahn (metro).

R+R took part in an ideas competition alongside 16 teams from Swit-zerland and abroad. The aim was to indicate how the complex traffic intersection Eigerplatz can be appropriately integrated into the district in terms of urban planning and design, and how the technical traffic requirements can be met after the introduction of the new tram line to Köniz. R+R`s entry for the competition came in fourth place. As part of the subsequent study assignment, R+R was given the chance to provide a more in-depth and elaborate version of the proposed solution.

Key data

Client
Canton of Berne, AöV

Processing period
2009 – 2011

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Transport and Transport Operators Scenarios

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Renato Käppeli

Consultant, member of the managing board