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
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
Procurement
Project Evaluation
Comparative Market Studies

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors