Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (CFL), the national railway company of Luxembourg, is building a EUR 18 million
park-and-ride facility for the new Belval-Usines railway station in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette. The three-phase project will attain a
maximum capacity of 5,070 parking spaces. Phase 1 was completed and operational in 2013.
Under the direction of Architect Lucien Zbiorczyk, Dside supplied the architectural preliminary design plans and construction authorization
plans. Paul Wurth, the project developer and builder, produced the construction documents. The use of MicroStation’s 3D design tools
allowed the team to avoid a number of problems. MicroStation also enabled Dside to present a visualization of the facility in its natural
setting, which helped to expedite CFL approval of the plans.
Dside, Paul Wurth, gk engineering, Lucien Zbiorczyk, and Betic | Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Park-and-ride Facility for Belval-Usines Station
Ineco | Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain
New Torrelavega Rail Station
Adif, a state-owned company under the responsibility of Spain’s Ministry of Public Works and Transport, contracted with Ineco to devise
an innovative solution for a hazardous rail-level crossing in Torrelavega, Cantabria, Spain. Ineco proposed a super-elevated track to pass
through the city. The crossing incorporated a new passenger station and green space under the viaduct.
Integrating the station within the urban area was a major goal of the EUR 25 million project. Bentley technology, including AECOsim Building
Designer and MicroStation for structures and buildings, and Power Rail Track for rail design and bridge modeling, together with BIM
processes provided an integrated approach. Working with these different applications in a common data environment allowed Ineco to build
a federated model, and with the BIM methodology deployed, reduced project time and operational costs by 20 percent.
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