Alptransit Gotthard Nord – Rynächt trail Los 012
|Company||PORR SUISSE AG in consortium|
|Principal||AlpTransit Gotthard AG (ATG)|
|Location||Erstfeld - Switzerland|
|Runtime||08.2007 - 04.2014|
Superlative railway track.
The central element of the new trans-alpine railway project (NRLA) is the Gotthard base tunnel. PORR had already been heavily involved in the construction of the stretch of railway in the area of the “northern open stretch”. The consortium needed enormous quantities of materials for the track on the north end:
- Filling: 4.5 million tonnes
- DN 80 to 200 cable conduit: 30,000m
- DN 300 to 1,200 drainage pipe: 12,500m
- Concrete for engineering construction: 4,000m³
- Bitumen: 22,000 tonnes
In addition, numerous trenches, shafts, stoneworks etc. had to be constructed. After a seven-year construction period, works were finally completed at the end of September 2014.
The embankments for the track construction also required the installation and disassembly of conveyor systems and temporary storage.© PORR
PORR was contracted to complete extensive works on the open stretch to the north, connecting Altdorf and the northern entrance to the existing main line of the Schweizerische Bundesbahnen.© PORR
The Gotthard NRLA represents a quantum leap for travellers: Mailand can now be reached from Zurich in less than three hours.© PORR