High-Speed Rail

WSP USA is a leader in the creation of high-speed rail networks with services ranging from planning to engineering and environmental review to construction management.

High-speed and intercity rail systems link cities to the world. Connecting communities and improving transportation between cities, states and countries make high-speed and intercity passenger rail a true catalyst for economic growth, while providing passengers with a reliable and safe transportation alternative.

High-speed rail (HSR) uses specialized rolling stocks and dedicated tracks, meaning big investments. However, over the years, HSR has become the global standard for energy-efficient transportation linking cities together.

A Leader in HSR Networks

WSP is a leader in the creation of HSR networks worldwide. In Asia, we were involved in the design and implementation of high-speed lines in China and Taiwan. In the UK, we were part of the project team for High-Speed 2.

WSP is a key partner on the two most ambitious HSR projects currently under way in the United States. The firm is rail delivery partner to the California High-Speed Rail Authority for the development of a HSR system that will initially link Los Angeles with San Francisco, and eventually connect San Diego, Anaheim and Sacramento. WSP is providing engineering support for the Texas Bullet Train, a 240-mile HSR line that will link the cities of Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes. 

California High Speed Rail

WSP is the rail delivery partner for the California High-Speed Rail, the  first high-speed rail system planned for implementation in the U.S.

Complete Offering for Successful HSR

Our services range from planning to engineering, and from environmental review to construction management. We also have significant expertise in critical issues such as systems integration, HSR alignments, cost estimation, environmental documentation and train equipment options.

Specific services include:

  • Delivery process
  • Development of standards and criteria for public agencies
  • Research on special subsystems
  • Complete system development
  • System concept
  • Engineering design
  • Environmental assessments
  • Technical and economic feasibility assessments
  • Business plan development