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Fast track to Sustainable Mobility

The Betuweroute
A dedicated freight railway line

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From North Sea to German border 160 km

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Betuweroute in Europe

Bremen

Hamburg

Rot terdam
Kln
Nrnberg
M nchen

Wien

Basel

M ailand

Verona
Genua

Brindisi

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Port Railway Line

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The new track

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Facts & Figures Betuweroute


Length noise screens

160 km

Length tunnels

18 km

Number tunnels

Viaducts and bridges

130

Length viaducts/bridges

12 km

Overhead post lines

5600

Sleepers

600.000

Axle load

< 25 ton

Capacity

10 trains

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Barendrecht special roofing

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Safety measures in tunnels

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Contracting
40 big contracts
Traditional
Design & Construct
Alliance:
Commissioner and constructer in one organisation
Share risks and profits
Expected profits 30 mio guilders
Final result 30 mio euro

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Project Management
Not only scope, time and money, also:
Communication
Environment
Safety

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Cost development
Total cost 4,7 billion euro
Excession of calculated costs less than 2%
European benchmark: Betuweroute is best practice
And not:

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Knowledge management
Innovations
New knowledge
For ProRail, school, universities and society at large
Scope widened
To be used for present and future projects

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