Passenger Rail

Commuter rail has become an integrated part of regional transport networks. These heavy rail systems are far-reaching and allow urban areas to expand and help to ensure economic competitiveness.

Transforming Mobility

WSP is at the forefront of consultancy and engineering services for rail. We create efficient, reliable and flexible solutions to move passengers and freight – harnessing the latest technologies, such as digital transformation to seamlessly integrate horizontal and vertical infrastructure. Our rail experience covers metro, heavy passenger, freight and heavy haul, as well as light rail, intermodal, maintenance and stabling facilities.
Services and Capabilities
Automatic train control systems
Civil and structural engineering
Corridor identification and assessment
Digital engineering including: integrated project delivery, BIM, GIS real-time interactive project visualisation and virtual reality
Economic evaluation and modelling (single and multimodal)
Intelligent transport systems
Intermodal and depot design
Operational modelling
Public transport infrastructure, including multimodal facilities and multimodal transport planning
Railway systems and engineering
Rolling stock engineering
Safety audits
Service planning and contracting
Signalling and communication
Station and facility design
Strategic master planning, transport and network planning, and operations
Sustainable design advice
System and route feasibility
Systems operation – testing and commissioning
Temporary and permanent traffic management and planning solutions
Tunnelling, fire and life safety, and geotechnical engineering
Whole-of-life and life cycle assessments and adaptation advice 


End-to-End Project Delivery

Our expertise extends to every aspect of a project’s life cycle – from strategic planning to the detailed deployment of the latest technologies, and long term asset management. Through our global resource network, WSP specialists implement the latest solutions and methodologies used around the world to develop and deliver innovative technical solutions.
Strategic Masterplanning
Land use and transport planning
Demand analysis
Travel forecasts
Multimodal studies
 Feasibility Studies and Business Case Assessment
Corridor studies
Multicriteria analysis
Economic assessments
Network traffic modelling
Environmental and planning assessment/approvals
Concept and Reference Design
Option assessment
Development of concepts
Confirmation of scope
Preliminary design