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.

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.

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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
05.07.2021
R+R has moved
Jernbaneverket Follobane UF

FOLLO LINE BENCHMARKING

The new Follo Line, most of which runs through a tunnel, links Oslo to Ski and will become the main axis for south-eastern Norway’s rail traffic in the future. On behalf of Jernbaneverket, the infrastructure operator, R+R reviewed the project costs and correlated them with comparable international projects as part of a benchmarking study.

The existing main railway line from Oslo towards the south-east is heavily used and is relatively slow on account of its routing. In order to improve the situation, the construction of a new 25-km line (most of which passes through a tunnel) directly connecting the cities of Oslo and Ski has been incorporated into the National Transport Plan for 2010-2019. The project is complemented by structural expansion work near the Oslo and Ski junctions. A start was made on the planning work for the Follo Line Project in 2010. Once it is completed, the Follo Line will serve as the new main axis for rail traffic between Oslo and the region to the east of the Oslo Fjord, as well as for long-haul and international traffic to Sweden. The project will create an additional fast and efficient axis for traffic in this corridor where usage is already heavy, thereby meeting one of the fundamental requirements for an attractive offering of transport services.

On behalf of the client, the Norwegian railway network operator Jernbaneverket, R+R carried out a cost benchmarking exercise on the available cost estimates. The first step was to analyse the cost structures in detail. Based on the extensive technical documentation, key costings were determined. The work focused on a comparison of the key costings for the Follo Line with the corresponding figures from the extensive project database assembled by R+R under the auspices of the Infracost project, based on cost data for over 200 international rail projects in the last 20 years. It is evident that the construction costs for the Follo Line tunnel are somewhat less than the average for comparable projects, whereas the costs of the earthworks and the technical rail equipment are above the average. The analysis singles out those areas with above-average costs, identifies the cost drivers and provides Jernbaneverket with indications of possible savings potentials and suggestions for future measures to reduce costs.

Key data

Client
Jernbaneverket Follobane UF

Processing period
2012

Project costs
3 billion CHF

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Benchmarking

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors