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
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

MOTORWAY MAINTENANCE PROJECT A14 BUCHRAIN EXIT – RÜTIHOF JUNCTION

All sections of the Swiss motorway network need to be regularly maintained. Corrective maintenance measures for the A14 motorway section between Buchrain exit and Rütihof junction are scheduled to take place between 2021 and 2022. The roadway, as well as a number of associated structures, have either reached the end of their life span or no longer meet the necessary requirements. Along with the maintenance work, noise protection systems are to be refurbished and the access and exit lanes of the service station St. Katharina will be adjusted to meet current regulatory standards.

The objective of the motorway maintenance project is to ensure continuous and intervention- free operation for the next 15 to 20 years. Extensive pavement renewal work is required to meet this end, during which the wearing and binder courses will be fully renewed and partially strengthened. Additionally, the Foren overpass needs to be refurbished and road restraint systems as well as operation and security installations need to be updated to meet current requirements. Existing precautionary measures for the protection of local groundwater resources will also be reviewed. Another aspect concerns noise protection. In addition to the other measures, the installation of a low-noise pavement surface and sound-proof windows in adjacent buildings help to ensure compliance with current threshold values.

R+R supports and advises the project management team of the Federal Roads Office in project management and controlling tasks. In particular, this includes the development and establishment of project basics, procurement, technical support, controlling and public relations. Furthermore, R+R will provide construction site management during the subsequent construction phase.

Key data

Client
Federal Roads Office (FEDRO)

Processing period
since 2014

Project costs
63.6 Mio CHF

Project type
Road

Services
Project Management

Fields of expertise
Strategic Planning
Project Planning and Organization
Project Controlling
Procurement
Professional Support
Communication Support

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Renato Käppeli

Consultant, member of the managing board