A trusted partner
We provide a comprehensive consultancy service for every aspect of rail development and operation, from initial feasibility and planning through to design, implementation and asset management. We understand what drives rail projects and are able to align national transport priorities with rail operators’ commercial goals and the considerations of safe and efficient construction.
Our work on the UK’s High Speed 1 demonstrates the value we bring, from producing and making the case for the chosen route, through to designing, engineering and project managing its construction. Our integrated services and collaborative approach allowed us to deliver a project that has transformed travel between the UK and Europe, and paved the way for extensive economic regeneration.
Planning for success
We help our clients to ask questions, responding with rigorous research that looks beyond rail to encompass wider customer mobility and transport trends. We help decision makers to understand the commercial landscape, identifying the risks as well as the opportunities. From demand and capacity issues to cutting journey times, Arup shapes projects and programmes for decades-long passenger and economic benefit.
Arup has played a central role on Copenhagen’s Cityringen urban rail system. We’ve worked with the client to design and implement the project so that 85% of the city’s population live or work within 600 metres of a station.
Right first time, built to last
Arup is a trusted design and engineering partner on the most ambitious rail schemes in the world, from the new Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan, to the Queensland Gold Coast Light Rail system, or the UK’s Elizabeth line (Crossrail). We produce intelligent, workable solutions that represent the most efficient travel for passengers and maximised whole life cost.
In every area of our expertise from acoustics to geo-technics, to tunneling and fire engineering our work is underpinned by an exemplary safety culture. And Arup’s collaborative spirit means clients benefit from creative combinations of disciplines, always attuned to the precise requirements of their project or programme.