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A fifth Track, it does not need at Stadelhofen for a long time

the expansion project of Giuliani Hönger architects at the Stadelhofen Is useful? Francesco Corman: Yes. The growth and the load on the Swiss railway network, Railways are compared to the iron in the world is very high. Nevertheless, the quality, the punctuality is high. This is a very effective planning. The S-Bahn in the vicinity of Zurich is the result of that: it ensures that a large amount of people with high speed in a busy city centre, and occupies only little space, in comparison to the cars required roads and Parking areas.

The in the next 20 years, the expected mobility growth is very high, and we are pleased that this growth takes place mainly in public transport. This also means that we must prepare ourselves. The Expansion of the Stadelhofen is such a case, at the time and planning are required to meet the future needs. We are planning on finally a Station for 2035, which is relatively long in front of us.

Would it not make sense to build a fifth Track, "in stock", where a Tunnel is drilled? Tend not to. It is tempting to prepare for Work, if a future expansion is predicted. But probably a fifth Track for a long time is not required. First of all, we should consider the impact of what is planned: The Expansion in Stadelhofen allows for a complete 4-lane corridor between Zürich hardbrücke, Zurich HB and Stadelhofen; it would not make sense to have one of these stations is greater than another, because the smallest Station will always be the bottleneck.

Similar uses in other urban Railways show that a coordinated use of successive stations under homogeneous conditions allows a very high throughput. In this sense, a fifth Track would bring little Benefit; it would make more sense before and after the bottleneck, the hard bridge-HB-Stadelhofen to build an infrastructure so that this key area can be used effectively. This is a similar principle as in the case of production machines: The most expensive machines must continuously and effectively be used, the other must follow.

In the future, Zurich will continue to grow strongly, the mobility should be environmentally friendly: the expansion plans of the SBB? The need for a fourth Track and a fourth platform is derived from the technical analysis, also through the FOT, and a political approval process. The need for long planning ahead, requires a best estimate of passenger growth. This is the task of the Federal office for spatial development (ARE), and whose forecasts have been taken into account in the current plans.

Sooner or later, the SBB network in the Zurich area can no longer grow at the train station Hardbrücke for example, there is simply no place. What approaches do you see for the future? Specifically for the Railways, we see that any investment in Hardware, so concrete, railroad or Tunnel, should be complemented by an investment in Software. The Hardware is very expensive, and their creation takes a long time. This can be slow to respond to real-world developments. The operation and schedules the Software of the railway systems, and they can be much faster updated – by longer trains with a different stop patterns, for example. The SBB and BAV have already recognized that investments must be done not only in infrastructure, but also in the car. The project smart rail 4.0, in which we play as a University take an active part, aims to do just that: How to run more trains on the same infrastructure through better management and control?

don't Be self-driving cars, this will all very soon be redundant? We still know too little about Autonomous cars in real life, in order to include them in our city plans. In any case, space and flow of people in the inner cities shared mobility over large vehicles. So the S-Bahn and the train system, complemented by Bus and/or Tram, a backbone of the system remain.

the networking of the system will be crucial, so that I can reach from the Stadelhofen from my workplace. This is very complicated, since it should be as simple as possible, from a train to all the others in the room available mobility Stadelhofen to switch deals. Probably the future goes in the direction of distributed structures, and we hope that we can manage demand so that it is spatially and possibly also distributed in time evenly throughout the day.

Created: 21.11.2019, 16:50 PM

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