RBS Railway Station Bern

Visit of the Construction Site “RBS Railway Station Bern”

5 years and total costs of CHF 1.1 billion: The construction of the new RBS station in Bern is an extremely complex building project. Frutiger Group is responsible for the construction of the access tunnel to the new RBS station (Lot 2.4) and is therefore playing a major role in shaping Switzerland’s second-largest transport hub.

On 7 September, members of FBN Switzerland were able to experience first-hand how just 27 men manage to excavate more than 150,000 m3 of rock in the middle of the city and which equipment is used 20m below ground to accommodate several thousand tonnes of steel.

Thomas Frutiger and Luc Frutiger, Chairmen of the Board of Directors of the Frutiger Group, first presented the governance of their family business and showed the challenges they are currently facing in their industry: from the rising cost of materials to supply shortage and the contract culture in Switzerland.

Project manager Christoph Rentsch then guided us through the impressive construction site and explained the individual stages in detail – both in the tunnel and at dizzying heights!

The evening was brought to a successful close in the factory hall, where our members were able to exchange their experiences over a glass of wine.

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