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 (FOT)

DEVELOPMENT OF THE RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE LANDSCAPE – REVIEW OF THESES

Performance agreements exist between the Swiss federal government and the approximately 40 railway infrastructure operators (ROIs) in Switzerland to finance the planned, unfunded costs of operations and infrastructure maintenance. Against this backdrop, the Federal Office of Transport surmises the existence of unutilised potential for optimisation in today‘s decentralised organisational structure.

This potential for optimisation is specified through three theses:

I : Standardisation increases productivity
II : Differentiated standards and local knowledge can lower costs
III : Cooperation and professionalisation can increase efficiency and quality

The FOT mandated R+R and INFRAS with the task of reviewing these theses for selected RIOs with respect to cost efficiency and quality of construction projects, operational management, trackway and security installations.

The experiences of the selected RIOs were evaluated and the quantitative data analysed and compared via a benchmarking process.

It is not possible to summarily verify or reject the theses in question. All three theses are justifiable, but sometimes in different categories. A high level of standardisation, for instance, may be beneficial to the efficiency of both an individual RIO as well as between RIOs in the case of large or tightly connected organisations. For small and more independent RIOs the standards may be too expensive, however. How efficiency is attained largely depends on the specific requirements of the individual RIOs.

Key data

Client
Federal Office of Transport (FOT)

Processing period
2018

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Benchmarking

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors