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
Bane Nor (Norway)

ERTMS PROGRAMME NORWAY

Norway intends to replace its entire national railway signalling system by 2032 and switch to the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2. The program covers approximately 4‘400 kilometres of track and 500 vehicles.

R+R’s involvement in Norway’s national ERTMS implementation programme on behalf of the Norwegian railway infrastructure operator Bane Nor started in 2013. R+R devised the programme budget, which was independently assessed and accepted without reservation by the governmental department and parliament. In addition, R+R developed life cycle cost models and conducted cost-benefit analyses for comparing different contract strategies.

R+R managed the commercial portion of the procurement of the signalling system, traffic management system and on-board equipment. The repective contracts were finally awarded in 2018. R+R is keeping the estimate of final costs up-to-date and examines budget change requests.

Key data

Client
Bane Nor (Norway)

Processing period
since 2013

Project costs
CHF 2.6 billion

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Procurement
Project Evaluation

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors