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.