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
FEDERAL OFFICE OF TRANSPORT (SWITZERLAND)

COMPARISON OF RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENDITURE SWITZERLAND – AUSTRIA

In 2016, the Swiss Federal Office of Transport (FOT) commissioned R+R, in cooperation with Besch und Partner, to compare railway infrastructure expenditures in Switzerland and Austria. The analysis takes different network characteristics, modes of operation and forms of financing into account.

The budget plan for financing operations and maintenance of the Swiss railway infrastructure 2017-2020 includes total funds of 13,2 billion Swiss francs, amounting to an average of 3,3 billion francs per year. At the same time, the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology passed the ÖBB financing scheme 2016-2021 with a provision of 4,6 billion Euros for investment and maintenance. With the current exchange rate, this amounts to an average of 2,7 billion Swiss francs per year – less than in Switzerland.
In 2016, the FOT commissioned R+R, in partnership with Besch und Partner, to compare contents, delimitations and financing of railway infrastructure expenditures in Switzerland and Austria. The analysis covered data from 34 infrastructure operators in both countries.
The evaluation showed that the numbers were fundamentally comparable, but that differences in fi nancing strategy as well as maintenance and renewal strategy need to be considered.

Key data

Client
FEDERAL OFFICE OF TRANSPORT (SWITZERLAND)

Processing period
2016

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Benchmarking

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors