www.lightrail.nl/kuehn - Curriculum Vitae

Profession: Civil engineer (Dipl.-Ing.)

Date of birth: 24th May 1959

Nationality: German

Professional service: 21 years

Key qualifications:

Excellent speaking and writing capabilities in German / English
Serious background in most aspects of modern public transport
Expert reputation in the field of Light Rail and TramTrain
International record of presentations, papers and publications
Excellent international network

Language capabilities:

German Excellent Excellent Excellent
English Excellent Excellent Good
French Fair Good Fair
Danish --- Good ---
Norwegian --- Good ---

Employment record:

2002 - Independent consultant

1996 - 2002 Deputy director of TransportTechnologie-Consult Karlsruhe GmbH (TTK)

1992 - 1996 Part-time consultant for Verkehrs-Consult Karlsruhe GmbH (VCK)

1986 - 1996 Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe (VBK) / Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH (AVG)

Major tasks carried out:

2007 - Definition of planning parameters for Groningen Regiotram project (Tram vs. TramTrain requirements)

2007 - Continuous advice as "Client's Engineer" for Midttrafik in planning phase of Aarhus lightrail project

2007 - Transport Development Plan for Pforzheim, advice on light rail issues; in co-operation

2007 - Stavanger Kombibane (TramTrain); advice regarding infrastructure, operation/organisation and rolling stock; in co-operation

2007 - Advice for CEIS/Innovation 128 (Paris, France) regarding rail technology issues

2006 - Advice for Regensburg municipality regarding medium-term public transport policy and rail-bound urban transport solutions

2006 - 2007 TramTrain Brussels-Aalst; Advice regarding infrastructure, rolling stock and operational concept, in co-operation

2006 - Advice for Sandnes municipality in Norway regarding public transport requirements for new large housing development areas, in co-operation

2006 - Advice for Groningen/Drenthe region in the Netherlands regarding TramTrain potential and possibilities involved with a more regional role of a planned light rail scheme, in co-operation

2006 - External advisor for Regensburg municipality within a conceptual study for a regional light rail scheme

2006 - Expert role (rolling stock) in a Spanish project team for the Chiclana-San Fernando-Cadiz TramTrain-project

2006 - Advice on best practice regarding the Internet-appearance of the Rastatt city-bus scheme including specifications for a planned re-launch

2005 - Advice for the city of Dudelange/Luxemburg on TramTrain and general rail transport issues; part of local project team

2005 - External Advisor for the Bergen (Norway) light rail project; contract with the Light Rail unit within Bergen municipality (NO),

2005 - External Advisor for the Porsgrunn-Skien (Norway) light rail project; contract with Telemark County (NO),

2004 - 2005 TramTrain-potential of the Greater Oslo region, study within Oslopakke 2 framework; contract with State Road Authority (NO), co-operation with Rob van der Bijl,

2004 - 2005 Advice for Aarhus City and Region regarding an optimised use of an existing railway at the urban waterfront ("Zwickauer Modell") and regarding a future TramTrain-concept (DK), co-operation with Rob van der Bijl,

2004 Coventry to Nuneaton LRT Feasibility Study; part of the project team together with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Interfleet and NEXUS, contract with CENTRO (UK)

2004 Expert advice for Oslo Sporveier (NO) regarding maintenance cost benchmarking

2003 - 2005 Member of the expert panel for the
Interreg (North Sea)-project HiTrans (www.hitrans.org); additional consultancy work in various project strands

2003 - 2004 Cost-Benefit analysis for the light rail extension through the centre of Rastatt (update of earlier studies with the new "Standardisierte Bewertung, Verfahren 2000"); in co-operation, project leader; contract with Rastatt municipality (GER)

2003 - 2005 "Shared Stop Infrastructure for Trams & Buses" study; contract with London Buses / Transport for London (UK)

2003 - 2004 Update of the Local Transport Plan for
the area of the Freiburg Passenger Transport Authority - ZRF (GER); in co-operation

2002 - Organisation and implementation of study-tours, workshops and presentations for international clients (Denmark, Norway, UK, US)

2002 - 2003 Technical and regulatory issues related
to a mixed use of a planned new S-Bahn-tunnel in Basle, (CH); in co-operation

2002 Advising expert regarding traffic and transport issues within the architects competition for the Ljubljana Passenger station (SI)

For TTK:

2001 - 2002 Concept, partner search and proposal for
EU-Thematic network on Light Rail (LIBERTIN), main partners UITP and UNIFE, project starts 2002

Rolling stock consultancy services for SIEMENS TRANSPORTATION Vienna (AU)

2000 - 2001 EU-research project CROSSRAIL (Growth FP4) on integration of local and regional rail (tram-train) and cross-border aspects

EU-study on the obstacles to a better functioning of the internal market for rail mass transit with special regards to different standards and regulations

Study for the UK DETR on Light Rail and complementary Measures, part 2

1998 - 1999 Expert advisor for a tram-train project in Stavanger (NO)

Expert advisor for the Briztram project in Brisbane (AUS)

1997 - 1998 Technical team leader of an international consortium for the design of the Northern section of the planned Luxembourg tram-train scheme (LUX)

Strategic concept and feasibility study for the Passenger Transport Authority of Kassel (GER),
with regard to an optimised and cost- efficient use of existing infrastructures for
railway, tramway and tram-train

1996 - 2002 Project leader for the operational, technical and economical evaluation and the preliminary design study for the Ljubljana tramway / tram-train scheme (SI)

1996 - 1997 Technical feasibility study to determine a combined vehicle for the three Oslo rail
systems railway, metro and tramway (NO)

Safety features of conductor rail electrified railway routes in Southern England with regard
to tram-train and low-floor issues (UK)

Study for Strathclyde Passenger Transport to investigate the opportunities of a tram-train
LRT system in the Glasgow region (UK)

1992 - 2002 Involvement and project leadership for a number of German railway, tramway and tram-train projects, mainly on the infrastructure and rolling stock side (GER)


1986 - 1996 various projects within the Karlsruhe region including the first tram-train routes Karlsruhe - Bretten, Karlsruhe - Wörth, Karlsruhe - Pforzheim and new light rail routes in suburban village areas like Karlsruhe - Hochstetten, Karlsruhe - Rheinstetten and Karlsruhe -
Stutensee (GER)


1984: Diploma: Planning of a cycle alignment between Durlach and the city centre of
Karlsruhe, was awarded a prize in the Schinkel-competition 1985 in Berlin

1980 - 1984: Studies in Civil Engineering, specialising in traffic planning at Karlsruhe Fachhochschule


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