Technical equipment for the Glattal line

EBP has the lead, co-ordinates and facilitates the planning and construction works.

The Mittlere Glattal area in Zurich Nord is a popular, significant commercial and business location, thanks to its outstanding transport connections. The Canton of Zurich would like to derive optimum benefit from this region and increase the public transport provision with an attractive, efficient infrastructure. The Glattal line forms the backbone of this concept.

The Glattal line project provides for a staged implementation of a total of 12.7 km of tram line by the year 2010. Of the total investment of CHF 537 million, around CHF 80 million is accounted for by the technical railway equipment (construction project, cost basis, as at 2001).

At the end of 2004/ beginning of 2005, total service providers of technical railway equipment were evaluated, thus concluding the tendering phase, and the first stage of the implementation project was begun.

The engineering association "Team TEK", to which EBP belongs, undertook the railway equipment project management, including tracks, power supply, contact lines and stop infrastructures for the implementation phase. The main task of this undertaking consists of the preparation and management of providing the technical equipment of the railway, and the management of the relevant total service providers.

In an initial stage we were responsible for drawing up a concept for the total service provider submission and for the process guidelines. Then followed the drawing up of the tender documents, the evaluation of the tenders received and the drawing up of the award documentation including the associated contractual negotiations. In the implementation phase we led the total service providers and coordinated the experts involved. We followed through the planning and construction works and supported VBG Verkehrsbetriebe Glattal AG in carrying out the acceptance, commissioning and conclusion of the project.

Picture Credits: VBG, Tres Camenzind

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