One of the major challenges was to find solutions to build the new tracks in the existing environment with on-going traffic and laying the new tracks without disturbing local retail activity. Another challenge has been communication with the public and with information services to brief local residents on construction plans.
A Dedicated Team in Action
WSP has provided preliminary design and detailed design for the line, including nine stops. Services include permanent way, road design, landscape architecture, geotechnics, rock engineering, land development, surveying and mapping, cable ducting, acoustics, traffic, water and sewerage, environmental impact assessment, risk and safety, 3D-model, cost estimates and project management.
We mobilized a multi-disciplinary team of experienced engineers, architects, urban planners, traffic and construction planners, cost managers and environmentalists, who established a clear strategy to reduce the scheme risk profile and develop and clarify the delivery program. Relying on high competence, extensive resources, committed staff and very good relations with the client, the project has been extremely fruitful.