03.02.2023

A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass

The new third tube of the Gubrist tunnel will start operating after a "silent opening" during the night of April 22, 2023. A major public festival will take place one week earlier on April 15, 2023. The formal opening event with Federal Councillor A. Rösti is envisaged for July 4, 2023, when all three westbound lanes will be available to road users.

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.

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03.02.2023
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
08.09.2022
A1 expansion northern Zurich bypass
20.06.2022
Maintenance project Hagnau – Augst
10.06.2022
Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)

SMARTRAIL 4.0 Management Support

SBB intends to modernize the railway operations with the implementation of the smartrail 4.0 program. Old systems are being replaced and the potential for automation and optimization is utilised. As a result, future train services can be operated reliably and the capacity of the existing network can be increased. Also, the employees will enjoy a safer work environment. The entire system’s costs will be kept under control, ensuring that the railway remains competitive in the long term. The smartrail 4.0 modernization program supports the railways in providing an even more attractive public transport option, with more frequent trains where necessary, lower costs, shorter travel times on main lines and faster freight traffic. More trains will require more train drivers, even if the job requirements may change. The customer’s benefit will be a continuous train sequence which reduces the impact of delays and thus increases operational stability, as well as improved passenger communication. The customers will also benefit from the expected reduction in the system costs, which may have a positive impact on the ticket price. Train safety will be further improved by establishing shunting operations as fully monitored movements and the implementation of partially automated processes for setting up construction sites. The high capacity of the radio data transmission system allows efficient up-to-date communication for the passengers. Further optimization of energy consumption will be possible with scheduling processes that take power requirements into account and train operation supported by driver assistance systems. R+R supports the smartrail 4.0 program management in the areas of business case planning, life cycle management and sub-project coordination.
Key data

Client
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)

Processing period
2019 – 2020

Project costs
4.5 billion CHF

Project type
Rail

Services
Project Management

Fields of expertise
Strategic Planning

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Michel Thomet

Consultant, deputy managing director