Design is critical to the success of any transport project. An effective design can attract additional passengers through well-thought (and better looking) stations, vehicles, and other elements of public transport networks.

Designing the Future of Transportation

WSP has a widely acknowledged reputation for multidisciplinary design services. We provide engineering and project design for all aspects of transport infrastructure, systems, and communications. Our input starts from conceptual design, detailed design and implementation through to construction and installation. Our focus is to offer a team of highly skilled experts to manage the project efficiently and deliver cost-effective operation.

Since designing the New York City subway system in the late 1800s, projects undertaken include full-transport system design, facilities and station design, modernization of maintenance and train depots, and signalling control centres.

Specific services for all rail modes include:

  • Track design (alignment, layout, plain line and switch and crossing, gauge clearance)
  • Signal and train control design (scheme development, construction design)
  • Communication system design
  • Overhead catenary design
  • 3rd rail traction power design
  • Mechanical and Electrical design
  • Station design
  • Civil and structural design

Designing for Future Generations

We believe the next generation of station design will harness the power of digital technology and limit impact on the natural environment.

Our design approach includes feasibility and investigative studies, structural design, environmental impact assessment, detailed construction design, and 3D modelling. With Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology, we not only increase creativity and sustainability in our designs but also enhance collaboration and provide the client with an ultimate tool to operate and maintain the asset.

At City Station in Stockholm, our engineers combined their experience with market-leading expertise in the latest BIM tools to create an information model which will deliver value throughout the life of the facility.

Our expertise enables us to develop design solutions that satisfy all end-user requirements, without compromising value, quality or sustainability.