INNOVATION IN RAIL AND TRANSIT
The Malmo train station in Sweden handles 52,000 passengers per day. The goal
of this $161 million project was to rebuild the central station to accommodate
the new railroad tunnel under the city while maintaining normal train traffic
during the rebuilding. Through a combination of Bentley products and its own
developed applications, technical staff members were able to work with a
common data format and platform.
Using a process called multidisciplinary coordinate-based design, Vectura
Consulting united the project team across disciplines. Designers and engineers
used Bentley Rail Track to place physical objects in a coordinate-based
environment, with changes updated in real time to provide all team members
access to the latest version of the design. Bentley products contributed to a
savings of 20 to 25 percent in design time.
The use of Bentley software improved the efficiency in design, made it possible to show
alternatives very fast, and improved the communication to all project participants in this
project through visualization.
Bert Boot, GVB Amsterdam
2009 Be Inspired Award Finalist
Innovation in Rail and Transit