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.

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.

News
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
22.09.2020
N1, 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