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
Banedanmark

SIGNALLING PROGRAMME – FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure organisation, is planning a full replacement and reorganisation of safety technology throughout its entire network. The European signalling standard, ERTMS Level 2, is to be introduced across the entire area of the long-haul rail network. The Copenhagen S-Bane is to be equipped with a new CBTC signalling system, in line with the state of the art for suburban railways, which should also enable fully automated train operation at a later stage. The operational management will be brought together in three new traffi c control centres; the interlocking technology will be entirely replaced and will also undergo further centralisation. The new organisation must be prepared and trained to implement and operate the Signalling Programme.

In 2007 – 2008, a pre-project was developed as the basis for the fi nal political decision. Managing the investment and budgeting workstream, R+R developed the system defi nition for the cost estimate, compiled price catalogues, estimated the costs for the long-haul railway and S-Bane and compared them with previous cost estimates, calculated the annual appropriations for various migration strategies, and carried out strategic cost comparisons of technological alternatives.

From 2009 – 2012, R+R handled the commercial procurement of the main system contracts (S-Bane, Fjernbane East and West, Onboard), set up tender documents, evaluated off ers and led negotiations with bidders. Additional procurement procedures followed, e.g. for train radio, interface systems and fi xed telecommunications installations. In accordance with the awarded contracts, the budget was adjusted for two additional political milestones. From 2012 onwards, R+R tracked cost developments and led strategic studies on programme extensions. Among other things, R+R supervised the Business Case for (semi-) automatic train operation.

Key data

Client
Banedanmark

Processing period
2007 – 2017

Project costs
CHF 3.1 billion

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Project Evaluation
Comparative Market Studies

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors