Rail and Transit

Rail has become an integral part of transportation networks, moving passengers and freight efficiently, safely and reliably. As communities respond to population growth, increasing urbanisation and climate change, we’re helping improve performance and increase capacity of rail systems to drive 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)
  • Electrification 
  • 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