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

24.08.2021

A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

The main construction work for the Weiningen motorway exit and the covered road section will start on August 16, 2021. The Weiningen exit will be relocated and moved around 200m closer to the Limmattalerkreuz junction. In addition, all three Gubrist tunnel tubes will be extended by a new 100m covered motorway section. This will reduce the noise and pollution levels of the adjacent residential areas. From mid-August, the top pavement layer of the roadway in the new third Gubrist tunnel tube will be installed over a period of approximately 3 weeks. Thus, most of the construction work will have been completed. In autumn 2021, installation of the traffic control and safety systems for the third Gubrist tunnel tube will start.

News
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
24.08.2021
A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass
Ministry of transport, construction and housing (Denmark)

CPH S-BANE UTO Study

On urban and suburban train lines, driverless train service allows for the operation of a substantially increased number of trains at moderate operational costs. An increased service frequency of trains reduces waiting times for passengers. To achieve this benefit, station platforms and tracks have to be modified.

The Copenhagen Suburban Railway implements the communication-based train control system CBTC as the new signalling system. Cab signalling improves semi-automated train operation (STO), where the driver monitors the train operations. With some additional investments, fully automated unattended train operation (UTO) would also be possible, as is already done on the Copenhagen Metro. The Danish Ministry of Transport commissioned a study on the necessary conditions for the implementation of UTO on the suburban railway. It further ordered the development of Business Cases for various alternatives of unattended train operation (conventional with use of timetable or metro-like with short headways). R+R was involved in this analysis, which provided a thorough insight into the necessary prerequisites for the introduction of a groundbreaking new technology. It also showed the commercial opportunities that open up with new modes of operation associated with the new technology.

Key data

Client
Ministry of transport, construction and housing (Denmark)

Processing period
2016 – 2017

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Project Evaluation

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors