Delivering a customer-focussed, value-for-money railway

What’s the greatest challenge facing the UK railway today? Building resilience to reduce delay and minimise disruption? Future proofing infrastructure with Victorian heritage to cope with new challenges, from cyber terrorism to climate change? At WSP, our people and technology are at the heart of transforming the UK’s rail system and we’re working to make rail travel the mode of choice for everyone.

WSP Changemakers: Deepa Nair

“Some might see social value as the new buzzword replacing corporate social responsibility, and there’s a definite overlap, but it goes much further,” says Deepa Nair, WSP’s Social Value Lead. 

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WSP Changemakers: Gbenga Oludotun

Having worked in the infrastructure industry for over a decade, Gbenga started at WSP with the ambition to lead like a futurist. Four years on, his drive is as strong as ever and he continues to pilot the use of visionary techniques and technologies in the projects he works on.

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WSP Changemakers: Tim Danson

The circular economy is no new endeavour, but Tim has brought a fresh focus to the many projects he has worked on to help them reach new heights in sustainability and performance.
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How can we redefine the customer?

Martin Heffer is a technical director at WSP, leading teams that plan and deliver major railway, highway and airport schemes with potential for generating wide-ranging social value.

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Let’s Redefine the Customer

Transport’s traditional definition of ‘the customer’ as either user or operator is far too narrow. By redefining our terms, we can capture the true impact of our infrastructure investments and extract the greatest social value from them. It’s time for an overhaul.

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An evolving toolkit that embeds sustainability into rail projects

An innovative online toolkit is helping industry tackle current and future sustainability needs across the railway sector, identifying and unlocking opportunities that can benefit society, the environment and the economy.

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A circular economy: more than net zero

We know that the circular economy makes good sense for our planet, but what business benefits can it unlock too? Watch here to find out more.
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Driven by digital innovation

Our people are embracing value-based delivery methods and are continuously looking for ways to do it better. Find out more here.

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Redefining rail's role in an integrated transport system

It's time for industry to come together and redefine rail’s role in the integrated transport system of the future. We contributed to the cross-industry Future Integrated Railway Think Tank on Redefining rail’s role in an integrated transport system post-Covid-19'.

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Leading the way in Client Care

WSP’s Deputy Head of Rail, Nassar Majothi discusses his leadership style and how his focus on clients ensures we can deliver solutions that are Future Ready.
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Delivering greater efficiency, less carbon and increased safety

Richard Anderson talks about offsite manufacture and the significant benefits it can bring to the rail industry.
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Rail Systems Integration

Whether embarking on a new transport scheme or keeping a programme on track, Systems Integration is needed to manage the vast amount of information, the coordination of systems and the stakeholders involved in every effort.

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How service design thinking can make better stations

John Harding explains how our approach to station design needs to change to create inclusive depots and stations that speak to the diverse needs of its users.

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A new station to connect communities and boost economic development

Developed by ScotRail, Robroyston station will boost connectivity and unlock economic development in and around Glasgow. Find out how collaboration and innovative construction helped deliver it on time.

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How to deliver a user-focussed approach to railway design

Darren King and William Barter discuss the benefits of putting the needs of the passenger and operator first when designing our railways.

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Leading the way in Digital and BIM

Adrian Malone talks about how Digital & BIM has moved on and why behaviours and working practices play a key part in passing on the benefits to customers of infrastructure.
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London Bridge, a new beginning

The London Bridge Quarter, an area that includes one of the city’s busiest stations and The Shard, has been transformed into a destination transport hub fit for a Future Ready city.

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