We provide complete solutions to clients operating in the metro and light rail markets. From the Dubai Metro to the London Underground, we plan, design and enable surface and sub-surface transit systems.
Modern mass transit systems demand frequent, punctual and reliable services to transport their passengers in a clean and comfortable environment. In addition, they must be able to cope with and adapt quickly to timetable variations and any service disruptions, with minimum additional workload for the control centre operators.
Railways to trams, underground to light rail
Our wide-ranging specialist knowledge and expertise enables us to provide a worldwide, independent consultancy service in all of the core mass transit modes, including trams, light rail, metro systems, rapid light transit, airport people-movers and monorail.
Through working for rail owners and operators worldwide, our recognised industry experts have unique knowledge and experience of mass transit systems across the globe.
Combining technical excellence with business insight and a thorough understanding of stakeholder objectives, we deliver solutions that accord with widely differing demands. From project delivery in the confines of an operational railway, to maximising the value of control and signalling assets, our solutions are value focused.
Using universally recognised techniques, our services in the mass transit sector extend to the provision of support from the conception of a new scheme, through feasibility, development, implementation and commissioning to whole life management.
Drawing on resources from across the Atkins Group, we plan, design and enable our client’s metro systems.
Plan – from cost and risk planning to the provision of due diligence services, we plan every aspect of our clients’ metros projects.
Design – our design expertise extends to every aspect of a metro system, from stations, depots and signalling to track, tunnels and rolling stock.
Enable – clients trust us to look after the management of projects, ensuring deadlines are met, costs are controlled and success is delivered and sustained.
Our team of dedicated metro signalling and telecoms engineers deal with systems ranging from basic electromechanical technologies to complex solid-state and communication based systems, with a range of operational levels from manual tram through to driverless metros. We can provide independent analysis of SCADA, infrastructure telecommunication systems and retail telecommunications. This includes a wide range of associated sub-systems which cover passenger information and security.
Light rail systems
The breadth and depth of our services include:
- Planning, appraisal and feasibility, such as route planning and economic appraisal
- Design, engineering and systems, including permanent way and track form, tunnelling, civil engineering, electrification and signalling
- Construction support including assurance and commissioning
- Operations and maintenance, including safety cases and asset management.
It is the seamless systems integration we provide that sets us apart. Through our holistic approach, we ensure each element of a mass transit system is designed to maximise the efficiency of the other, ultimately adding value across the entire system.
For more information on our work and experience in this sector please contact:
United States of America
Tel: +1 800 477 7275
Middle East & Africa
Managing director, Rail
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4405 9300