It has been attracting attention for about a year now. The modern red building bearing the RhB logo close to Landquart station. If you go past it on the train or on the motorway, you simply can’t miss it. But what goes on inside the building? Come and tak
Landquart is the birthplace of the Rhaetian Railway: the first line to Klosters was built from here over 130 years ago. Workshops, service buildings and workplaces have since been built around the station. Today, around 600 RhB employees work here in Landquart. A development that left its mark. The various employees of the “Infrastructure” department in particular were spread all over the site, which made things difficult when it came to cooperation.
With the new building at the station – we call it the “Infrastructure Support Point” or “ISP” for short – we were able to master two challenges: first of all, we were able to create a central hub for everyone working in Infrastructure in Landquart. Secondly, at the same time the relocation gave us the chance to create space for the expansion of the rolling stock workshops, which we need for the maintenance of the new trains.
The site of the ISP is perfectly designed for its use. On the one hand, it is very close to the passenger station, which means short commutes for staff in Infrastructure. And on the other, tracks run directly into the ISP, so it is connected to the railway network, enabling quick intervention in the event of a disruption.
But what exactly is in this big building?
The ISP is part of the overall project “Landquart station, renovation and conversion from 2018 to 2028”. In just 22 months from 2018 to 2020, the modern new building with a volume of 43,000 m3 was created at a cost of 34 million francs. We have put together a time-lapse video of the construction of the ISP for you:
The working groups, which are part of the “Infrastructure” business division, maintain and modernise the railway lines and stations. They maintain tracks, points, overhead lines and safety systems, and ensure that the various routes and stations can be used safely at all times of the year whatever the weather. For example, they are responsible for making frozen points usable again or repairing an overhead line that has been severed by a fallen tree. Not all RhB employees from “Infrastructure” work in Landquart – other infrastructure offices can be found, for example, at Bergün, Ilanz and Poschiavo.