As a key component of a low carbon, integrated transport system, high-speed rail is a long-term investment in a net zero future.

Our expert team of planners, economists, engineers and designers helps clients to assess their current transport networks against existing policy objectives, to develop an integrated strategy so that a planned high-speed rail scheme can deliver real value for communities and create improved economic opportunities. 

We work with clients to develop feasibility studies and build the business case for investment to enable projects to transition from vision to reality. As part of this, we take a forensic approach to rail corridor and station planning, considering all options and trades-off from a costs and benefits perspective for the whole-life of the railway. We draw on our advanced digital modelling to align the project with a country’s economic, social and environmental goals.

By combining future demand, revenue and performance forecasting with the wider economics of rail, our expert advisors support clients to develop the right route alignment options, together with a combination of other key levers, to enable the best whole-life return from a railway.

Our finance and economic experts also work with clients to explore a range of public and private financing models for rail schemes in an increasingly complex market context.