Andrew Went

UKIMEA Rail Leader and Global High Speed Rail Leader

I am responsible for the strategy and growth of the Arup’s Rail business in the UK, India, Middle East and Africa Rail Business, as well as our engagement within the global high speed rail market. I have extensive experience in transport and civil engineering, focussing on rail maintenance, scheme concept development, major project implementation and commissioning.

I am currently working alongside colleagues and delivery partners on the East West Rail project, helping to develop its route along the Central section between Bedford and Cambridge.

Prior to Arup, I worked with British Rail, Railtrack and Network Rail, where I led the development of asset renewal strategies across the UK. I have also developed renewal and delivery programmes and new fleet specifications for the Department for Transport and was involved in developing the High Speed 2 network, in my role as Head of Route Engineering and Stations.

I am very interested in the transition towards zero carbon railways in the UK and abroad.