Rail and mass transit

When we look at transit infrastructure, we see much more than its parts, we see how it can connect people and goods, provide opportunities to build industries and strengthen economies. We also see the true benefit this connectivity brings to communities.

Simon Kehagias
Expertise leader: Rail and mass transit

We draw on our technical expertise to design infrastructure that is aligned to our clients’ and our own business strategies. We partner with our clients to consider the economic and societal needs behind infrastructure and then design the best solution. We also believe in engaging with stakeholders and connecting communities across the life cycles of projects.

In addition, we embrace the fact that the future of rail and mass transit is increasingly digital. New technologies impact how and where people live and work and directly affect rail and transit needs. Our teams now use the latest digital technologies available when we design rail and mass transit infrastructure.

We utilise systems and processes designed to achieve the best possible health, safety protocols and outcomes across all projects. The safety of our own staff, end users and other stakeholders are always prioritised in our design and construction considerations.

We have a strong track record of providing market-leading expertise across the full range of specialist engineering and design disciplines. Our transport experts have worked on numerous rail and mass transit projects in many parts of the world, across heavy haul, freight, passenger and metro networks.

Our in-depth knowledge of the rail sector, as well as industry standards, systems and practices, allows us to provide comprehensive advice and solutions across the lifecycle of a project, from inception through to feasibility studies, stakeholder engagement, design and construction (including project verification to a level required by regulators), final testing, commissioning and ongoing asset management.

We understand the business and economic fundamentals of successful rail and mass transit projects. We are well versed in the operational requirements and success factors across a wide range of industries that rely on the broader transportation network.

Our specialists provide support to the operations, maintenance, and management of rail and mass transit assets.

Our advisory services complement our technical expertise. This includes strategy advice, options identification and assessment, investment and cost benefit analysis, delivery models (including PPPs), transaction management, and benefits management frameworks.

We believe in engaging with stakeholders and connecting communities across the life cycles of projects.
Our ability to integrate our technical engineering offering with our advisory expertise allows our clients to align assets to strategy so they can shape their asset base to deliver optimal value to their business.

We also provide systems engineering services for the development of operational concepts and definition of stakeholder requirements, development and management of the system requirements and system architecture – including the verification and validation of the delivered system. Safety management systems and compliance to applicable rail safety legislation is a critical part of this offering.

In addition, our rail systems team provides designs for signalling, traction power, electrification, telecommunications, tunnel systems, passenger services, intermodal connectivity, operational systems and stations.

Our network modelling expertise allows us to assess operational impacts, efficiency and capacity of new or existing transit projects.

Our rail team has access to our broad range of civil engineering skills in the business (civil, structures, geotechnical and alignment design), transport planners and economists, as well as policy and legislative expertise. We deliver documentation and specialist advice in operations and project verification as required by transport regulators and review success factors that are relevant to the industry and the broader transport network.

As a crucial link between industrial product and supply chains, our expertise is increasingly in demand in the areas of road, rail, ports and marine, aviation, and urban transport. Our ability to integrate our technical engineering offering with our advisory expertise allows our clients to align assets to strategy so they can shape their asset base to deliver optimal value to their business.

Zutari will help you interpret the major trends and challenges in rail and mass transit – from community wellbeing to environmental and cost considerations. Our diverse expertise base and solid experience provide a fresh perspective to most transit-related challenges.

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