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
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