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
Fintraffic Rail through Rambøll Finland Oy

DIGIRAIL FINLAND – LIFE-CYCLE-COST ANALYSIS

The Finnish railways are investigating scenarios for the digitalisation of their train control technology, for the connection to the European Railway Traffic Management System ERTMS, and for the replacement of the current ATP system. R+R estimated the life cycle costs for various scenarios and supported the risk analysis.

Almost the entire railway network in Finland is equipped with trackside train control equipment. The service life of the system will end in the late 2020s, which is why preparations for the introduction of the new technology must start immediately. In addition, EU regulations oblige Finland to transition towards the Single European Railway Area at least with regard to the TEN-T Core Network, and to equip the railway network with ERTMS. A modern radio-based system will enable the deployment of future technologies for several decades to come. A system that is easy to update and the development of interlocking devices to a new level will make dynamic data-based traffic management possible in both passenger and freight transport. Thanks to the database, it will be possible to anticipate the maintenance requirements of the rolling stock and the network, which will bring savings both to the operators and to the owner of the railway infrastructure. A radio-based solution is also the key to the digitalisation of logistics and automated railway traffic. R+R has been commissioned to estimate the life-cycle costs of various scenarios. A preferred alternative and a fallback solution were then singled out and analysed in-depth. R+R also supported a risk assessment, based on our experience with other ERTMS programmes.

Key data

Client
Fintraffic Rail through Rambøll Finland Oy

Processing period
2019 – 2021

Project costs
1.7 billion CHF

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Project Evaluation
Benchmarking

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors