Rail Engineering

Providing safe, sustainable and efficient railways across landscapes is at the heart of our design approach. From concept to realisation, we have the expertise to plan, deliver, operate and maintain railways.

Designing the Railways of Tomorrow

Committed to delivering economic and sustainable railways, we produce cutting-edge design concepts, improve construction programs and lower whole-life costs, while considering environmental and resiliency issues to minimise impacts.

With a deep understanding of industry trends, technological advancements and our clients’ business drivers, we have a formidable record of helping them meet their aspirations of enhancing performance and safety while reducing operational costs.


Support at Every Stage of Your Project

WSP works across all phases of a rail project – from surveys to planning, design, construction supervision, management, operations and maintenance – tapping into our extensive local teams and broad global expertise.

Our project experience and capabilities span the full range of rail assets, including 

  • Renewing infrastructure – such as track and signalling systems
  • Implementing capacity enhancements at junctions and stations
  • Designing upgraded power supplies to meet growing electrification demands
  • Finding solutions for complex permanent-way design challenges


Core services

  • Geotechnical and surveys
  • Roads and civil earthworks 
  • Track work and alignment design 
  • Bridges, structures and building design
  • Hydrology and drainage
  • Station design and upgrade
  • Electrification and power systems
  • Railway systems, including signalling, power and telecommunications
  • Station, workshop and depot design
  • Feasibility and concept design
  • Cost estimation plans
  • Hydraulic design, modelling, analysis and assessment