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

11.01.2022

Oslo T-bane CBTC-Project

After two tendering rounds with, at first, four tenderers, Sporveien, the operator of Oslo City’s public transport system, awarded the contract for equipping the metro with a CBTC system to Siemens. R+R has edited the price formats, evaluated the commercial tenders, and supported the negotiations. At the same time, in the Datalink sub-project, Sporveien procures the communication services and the necessary upgrading of the communication infrastructure.

01.11.2021

A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

Twenty years ago, a serious fire disaster occurred in the Gotthard motorway tunnel. To commemorate this event, the «SRF Aktuell» TV program has produced a report on road tunnel safety in Switzerland, which was broadcast on October 21, 2021. Many lessons have been learned from this disaster. By using the third tube of the Gubrist tunnel, now under construction, as an example, the FEDRO project managers explain recent developments concerning the safety of road tunnels.

Tunnelsicherheit 20 Jahre nach dem Gotthardunglück

News
10.06.2022
Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating
08.04.2022
A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof
11.01.2022
Oslo T-bane CBTC-Project
01.11.2021
A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass
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