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
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