WSP aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the railway industry. We believe railways are a cornerstone in building a sustainable transportation system, helping to future proof our cities.


Sector

  • Rail and Transit
  • High Speed and Intercity Rail
  • Rail Freight Transport
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Service

  • Program and Project Management
  • Asset Management
  • Asset and Vehicle Management
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The rail industry is resource and space efficient: it helps improve congestion and reduces pollution in cities while offering long-term socio-economic benefits. At WSP, we are empowered to turn challenges into opportunities. We have the culture and the capacity to develop the railway industry to its full potential.

WORKING METHODS

The WSP Rolling Stock teams are passionate about providing a holistic approach to the rail industry. We share common guiding principles and working methods - carried out by tools such as the Integrated Pyramid Organization Model (IPOM™) and the Demand-Driven-Design™ Process.

Competence Pyramid

Competence Pyramid

IPOM™

A true holistic approach comes from building the competence pyramid from bottom-up. By doing so, we are able to call upon profound technical knowledge as well as strategic advisory services. This is why WSP stands on firm ground when it comes to advising the rail industry.

DEMAND-DRIVEN-DESIGN PROCESS™

WSP’s risk-minimizing Demand-Driven-Design™ (3D) process strives to fulfill client’s needs from a system perspective. We challenge our clients in order to identify their overarching requirements, rather than being solution driven. This is how we remain truly accountable to our clients.

 
Utah Transit Authority

Utah Transit Authority

THE PRODUCT ASSURANCE PRINCIPLE©

Optimizing an existing product platform for a new client, in order to minimize LCC, may introduce unproven designs. Such benefits should only be considered if they more than balance the financial risk of technical failure, operational loss and late modifications.

ROLLING STOCK SERVICES: 

PRE-STUDY - DEMAND ANALYSIS

  • Fleet options, capability, and sizing
  • Stakeholder demands/requirement assessments
  • Conceptual studies
  • System engineering

 PROCUREMENT

  • Vehicle design criteria
  • Vehicle technical specifications
  • Vehicle concept
  • Cost estimate
  • Special studies
  • Compliance with US (FRA) and EU (TSI) regulations
  • Evaluation models
  • Evaluation and negotiations
  • Bid support

 IMPLEMENTATION - VEHICLE DELIVERY

  • Project management
  • Engineering management
  • Design reviews
  • First article inspections
  • Qualification testing
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Document control
  • Factory inspection
  • Testing and acceptance
  • Homologation and safety approval process

OPERATIONS - POST VEHICLE DELIVERY

  • Warranty support
  • Vehicle reliability/maintainability
  • Cost estimates
  • Vehicle upgrades, modernizations, and overhauls
  • Project/Engineering management
  • Quality assurance/control
  • Vehicle disposal

GENERAL - WORLDWIDE TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS

  • Special track inspections
  • Structural steel inspection
  • Electrical inspection
  • Signal & communication inspection
  • Paint & chemical inspection
  • Quality audits