COGITO validation and demonstration activities in two phases
Pre-validation in relevant environments and an actual infrastructure test-lab – Relevant environments refer to low-scale experimental environments that allow algorithms introduced by COGITO components to be tested. As a test-lab of the COGITO tool-kit pre-validation, RSRG will provide the BBW depot in Wels that covers 10 parallel tracks and two maintenance halls with more than 500 m rail track.
Validation in demonstration on two actual construction sites to quantify the benefits.
Metro Network Extension (Copenhagen-Denmark)
Although testing in the aforementioned pre-validation site, an environment without the standard traffic conditions, is valuable for development and improvement of new technologies, the final validation activities must take place under real conditions. RSRG will facilitate access to the Copenhagen Metro Network Extension as the first real validation site for full experimentation with the COGITO tools. This major project, with a contract value of just over 30 million euros, was approved by the Danish Parliament in February 2015. The extension will be 4.5 km long and consists five underground stations that will be situated at Fisketorvet, at Enghave Brygge, at Sluseholmen on Mozarts Plads and at Ny Ellebjerg. The five stations will be part of a new metro line that goes through the Inner City and ends in the Nordhavn extension. Planning has been in progress since the spring of 2018, execution will be from the middle of 2021 to the beginning of 2023, and the system will go into initial operation in 2024. When the metro stations in Sydhavn open in 2024, the southern part of Copenhagen will be connected to the metro system, and an even stronger public transport network is created, which should reduce congestion and increase mobility in the metropolitan area.
High Speed Railway Station (Murcia-Spain)
The second construction project for the validation phase is the Underground Station construction and adaptation of the current railway corridor for the implementation of High-Speed services, making it compatible with the other types of traffic. The project cost is estimated at 239 million €, with 30.3 million of cubic meters of reinforced concrete, 197.3 thousand square meters of retaining walls, and 734 thousand cubic meters of excavated volume being some of its features. Some additional characteristics of the project are:
- Burial of railway track: With a period of execution of 27 months, the projected route has a length of 2,503 ml, with platform for high speed double track. It includes the assembly of two tracks, one of UIC width and another of mixed width.
- Underground Station: The route has a length of 2,830 ml, all underground, with the execution period of 36 months. It includes the execution of a new Station that will serve the new underground roads and that is located on the covering slab of the false tunnel.
It contemplates the execution of an intermediate phase that will allow the underground arrival of the AVE to the underground station at the -8m level, while the rest of the underground part is executed.