28.06.2024

LZK-Project

Cost optimization for sustainability: With knowledge of life cycle costs, ASTRA can optimize the costs of building and maintaining national roads over their entire service life. This enables better, economically sustainable use of the financial resources available. Together with ASTRA, R+R is preparing documentation that describes the method for estimating and applying life cycle costs for the structural infrastructure from the operator's perspective. The focus is on the planning level and applicability by project managers and project teams.

07.02.2024

N01.22 Motorway section Schönbühl – Kirchberg, Lindenrain rest area upgrade

The service building at the Lindenrain motorway rest area has been equipped with a new toilet module made of chrome steel; construction was completed at the end of 2023. The new toilet module offers better protection against vandalism, and it will be possible to continue its use in the event of a future replacement of the service building. R+R supported the Federal Road Office’s overall project manager in project planning and execution.

12.01.2024

ERTMS Netherlands

Other countries, same problems: Modern railway technology requires time and money to implement. Jost Lüking was member of a team of six European experts on the ETCS train control system who assessed the status of the national ETCS program for the Dutch Parliament in mid-2023. Our Second Opinion formulated recommendations on program governance and management, on the technical, spatial and temporal scope of the program, on system integration and integration management, and last but not least on program costs and their current forecast. The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Waterways published the Second Opinion at the beginning of November.

01.11.2023

EP Hagnau – Augst N02

Within the Hagnau – Augst motorway maintenance project, structural changes to the western tunnel portal (direction Basel/Germany) have to be carried out to enable longitudinal ventilation in both traffic directions. We are pleased that the plans for the extension of the western portal of Schweizerhalle tunnel have officially been approved. This allows us to finalise the detailed design and approach the contractor submission process according to our project schedule.

News
28.06.2024
LZK-Project
07.02.2024
N01.22 Motorway section Schönbühl – Kirchberg, Lindenrain rest area upgrade
12.01.2024
ERTMS Netherlands
01.11.2023
EP Hagnau – Augst N02
Swiss Federal Railways SBB

VALIDATION SMARTRAIL SR40 BUSINESS CASE

With the implementation of the smartrail 4.0 program, railways in Switzerland are striving for future-oriented planning, management and automation of traffic services. R+R has examined the expected costs and cost savings.

Important and essential systems of the railways technical infrastructure will reach the end of their service life in the next few years: interlockings, control technology, trackside systems, radio data transmission and the Traffic Management System (TMS). In addition, there are fundamentally new possibilities due to technological developments, such as reliable and exact localization or Automatic Train Operation (ATO), which off er new possibilities for further automation and optimization for the production of railway services. In August 2017, the FOT commissioned the SBB to start the “smartrail 4.0” (SR40) program together with the industry, in order to design an overall architecture for the holistic development of the automation and optimization potential. A business case was created for this in 2019. Together with Emch+Berger, R+R validated the business case in two iterations. R+R examined above all the costs and cost savings.

Key data

Client
Swiss Federal Railways SBB

Processing period
2019 – 2020

Project costs
approx. 5 billion CHF

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Project Evaluation
Benchmarking
Comparative Market Studies

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors