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
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
Trafikverket (Sweden)

Trafikverket ETCS Cost and Strategy Studies

Sweden is a pioneer in the development of the European Train Control System ETCS and has already equipped a number of railway lines with ETCS level 2. The deployment throughout the entire Swedish railway network is planned for the near future.

Sweden provided cost data from its own ETCS projects for a European benchmarking exercise. The result induced Trafikverket, the operator of the Swedish railway network, to ask for validation of the cost estimate for the national ETCS rollout with regard to plausibility and completeness. Together with Morten Søndergaard, the director of the Danish signalling programme, R+R conducted a study on costs and strategies. The final report presents recommendations to support the cost estimate and strategic potentials to improve economic efficiency.

Key data

Client
Trafikverket (Sweden)

Processing period
2017 – 2018

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Project Evaluation
Benchmarking

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors