Modernising SUNIJ line
The light rail line Utrecht-Nieuwegein-IJsselstein (SUNIJ) has been operational since the 1980s. It is an important rail line that takes travellers to and from Utrecht. Bosch Beton was contracted by Van Ooijen Gouda to supply over 3,000 metres of special retaining walls, 3,000 metres of platform sections and 200 transit shelter foundations for this project.
The regional light rail line, Utrecht-Nieuwegein-IJsselstein (SUNIJ line), is currently being modernised. In early 2021 travellers between IJsselstein/Nieuwegein will be able to travel to P+R Utrecht Science Park without changing trains. The route will use longer trains that have a lowered entrance. Around 23 stops and sections of track need to be modified for this. Main contractor Bam Infra is working with various parties in this sizeable project, including road and rail infra constructor, Van Ooijen Gouda.
Special retaining walls
For this project, Bosch Beton was contracted by Van Ooijen Gouda to supply over 3,000 metres of special retaining walls, 3,000 metres of platform sections and 200 transit shelter foundations. Our Engineering department designed everything and detailed this in 3D. We produced and kept the walls in stock and supplied these ‘just in time’.
According to the timetable, the SUNIJ line should be operational in early 2021.
If you would like to know more about this project or our customised retaining wall solutions for railways, please feel free to contact our consultants.
Project in the picture
Safer and faster beneath the railway in Den Dolder
The railway crossing at Den Dolder used to be one of the most dangerous ones in the Netherlands. Now cyclists and pedestrians can pass safely and quickly under the tracks. Bosch Beton made special retaining walls for this
Bussum Zuid station more accessible for travellers
After a metamorphosis, Bussum South Station became more accessible for disabled passengers. Bosch Beton supplied retaining walls of up to 5 metres in height as earth retaining walls
Chèvremont station in Kerkrade more accessible
Special structural walls compensate for the difference in height at Chèvremont station in Kerkrade. The structure on the walls was designed on the basis of the railway yard layout