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Arup is at the forefront of rail projects that are transforming countries and cities – from High Speed 2 in the UK to New York’s new Second Avenue Subway

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A trusted partner

We provide a comprehensive consultancy service for every aspect of rail development and operation, from initial feasibility and planning through to design, implementation and asset management. We understand what drives rail projects and are able to align national transport priorities with rail operators’ commercial goals and the considerations of safe and efficient construction.

Our work on the UK’s High Speed 1 demonstrates the value we bring, from producing and making the case for the chosen route, through to designing, engineering and project managing its construction. Our integrated services and collaborative approach allowed us to deliver a project that has transformed travel between the UK and Europe, and paved the way for extensive economic regeneration.

Arup has played a central role on Copenhagen’s Cityringen urban rail system. We’ve worked with the client to design and implement the project so that 85% of the city’s population live or work within 600 metres of a station.


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Right first time, built to last

Arup is a trusted design and engineering partner on the most ambitious rail schemes in the world, from the new Second Avenue Subway in Manhattan, to the Queensland Gold Coast Light Rail system, or the UK’s Crossrail. We produce intelligent, workable solutions that represent the most efficient travel for passengers and maximised whole life cost.

In every area of our expertise from acoustics to geo-technics, to tunneling and fire engineering our work is underpinned by an exemplary safety culture. And Arup’s collaborative spirit means clients benefit from creative combinations of disciplines, always attuned to the precise requirements of their project or programme.

Watch the video to discover more about our comprehensive consultancy services for the Rail industry.