Rail clients depend on our railway planning expertise to reduce costs, improve efficiency, increase productivity and optimize performance while continuing to accommodate growing demand for both passengers and freight. All of this is accomplished with an emphasis on the safety of the public, our clients and the environment. Our innovative thinking and experience in the railway industry ensure that we determine the optimal cohesive solution. "We are on the cusp of a revolution in transport, driven by technological change and opportunity, fueled by socio-economic and personal needs," Giles Perkins, Technical Director in Transport Planning & Intelligent Transport at WSP.
WSP rail planners design to improve the world they travel themselves, taking into account environmental, social, political, and economic contexts. Innovative planning leads to effective rail infrastructure investments that maximize consumer growth while controlling costs. It can also ignite a community’s economic development.
Clients recognize us for our collaborative, comprehensive, environmentally sensitive, and cost-effective approach. Around the world, our rail engineering teams have extensive knowledge of region- and country-specific rail regulation and policies, from the Railway Safety Act, Transport Canada and Canadian Operation Rules with experience in the US Federal Transportation Administration. WSP is a global company with collaborative approach to transportation planning reaching out to the United States, Britain, Europe, Norway, Australia and New Zeeland. We also have strong expertise in community, regional, environmental, smart growth, multimodal, and policy planning.
WSP has provided project management and design supervision services on a 14-mile (22-kilometre) section of the Shenzhen Metro Line 3 extension, in China.