Rail engineering

A sustainable transport system is essential for a well functioning society. Increased urbanisation and road congestion, a focus on the environment and energy consumption make railways an excellent alternative to road transport for both people and freight.  With construction and upgrading of railways rapidly increasing all over the world, Ramboll is able to provide professional consultancy services for rail and other modes of public transport. These services range from high-speed railways to urban transport systems, such as metro and light rail.

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Contacts

Sanjeev Kapoor

Director, Transport, India
T: +91 124 4611 999
Rob Hounsome

Rob Hounsome

Regional Director, Infrastructure & Environment, Middle East
T: +971 2 658 4618
Our technical expertise within rail consultancy comprises permanent way, traction power and overhead catenaries systems, interlocking systems, signalling, traffic management, telecoms and rolling stock. We combine this expertise with all of our other services – allowing us to deliver fully integrated transport solutions. With extensive expertise within rail and urban transport services, we offer planning, design, approval, operational and commissioning services.

Our customers

We render services to both the public and the private sector and our customers cover all major stakeholders in the rail market. By having such diverse customers, we have acquired a unique understanding of the different stakeholder needs. This  also gives us a valuable background for finding solutions suitable for all parties involved. Our customers include:

  • Ministries
  • Railway authorities
  • Railway infrastructure agencies
  • Operators
  • Municipalities
  • Contractors
  • Suppliers
  • Rolling stock owners and investors
  • Private investors, banks, and financial institutions.

Ramboll covers the whole project life cycle from inception to ex-post evaluation. We also have experience with investor-grade assessments of markets and service propositions.

We maintain a strong focus on our customer’s needs and expectations through all stages of our projects – and ensure proper risk management at all times.

We differentiate ourselves by providing expertise and experience at all project stages, a truly multidisciplinary approach and global knowledge coupled with an understanding of the local context. We adopt the latest technological innovations from around the world, integrate them into the local transport infrastructure and make sure they meet all local regulations and standards.

Wide-ranging expertise

Our rail experts have diverse backgrounds, including infrastructure and business management, finance, traffic and project management, engineering, safety and risk management. Their expertise, combined with the experience we have gained over more than 35 years as consultants in the rail business, provides us with a deep technical knowledge, as well as strong networks in the market.

Unique approach

Our assignments often require us to combine our rail know-how with our expertise in other civil engineering fields, such as management, construction and ground engineering. We have experience in working with international and national codes and standards (EN and UIC) and we actively participate in workshops and group forums to help set new standards and drive innovation in the rail industry. We have a consistent approach to quality and safety. This means that we are as keen on getting the small details right, as we are keen on developing the best overall concept.

Our services include:

  • Master planning, detailed planning, studies and system design
  • Design, engineering, maintenance, and renewal of technical systems
  • Tendering, evaluation, and contracting
  • Implementation of rail solutions
  • Project and construction management and supervision
  • Traffic forecasting, modelling, and simulation
  • Traffic management and operational analysis
  • Operation & maintenance
  • Environment, HSE, and sustainability
  • Safety and risk, RAMS, and validation
  • Noise, vibration and acoustics
  • Management, finance, and informatics
  • Live cycle cost analysis
  • Training
  • Business management
  • Organisational development

More information

Mobilising Public Transport

Read more about our rail engineering and consultancy services in the PDF (1.73 MB).


Enabling Light Rail Solutions

Read or download our brochure on light rail engineering and consultancy services (online publication, can be downloaded as pdf)


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Railway in the danish country side

New Danish rail signalling system

Together with an international consortium, Ramboll is renewing the entire signalling system in Denmark in one of the largest domestic rail projects ever.

Ramboll is responsible for planning and design of the stretch of tunnel from Söder Mälarstrand to Södra Station on the Stockholm City Line and for designing tunnel ventilation, general ventilation as well as smoke and heat ventilation.

The Stockholm City Line: Efficient travel across the city

Ramboll is giving expert advice in how to build a railway tunnel, and how to improve the punctuality and the frequency of future rail traffic in Stockholm.

Light rail

Light rail as enabler for urban development

The future light rail connection along the ring road ‘Ring 3’ just west of Copenhagen not only promotes a more coherent city infrastructure. It also has the potential to become a powerful enabler for urban growth and development.

Railway tracks

Track upgrade

The line between Aarhus and Hobro in Jutland, Denmark is being upgraded in preparation for high speed trains. This will help reduce travel time between Aalborg in the country’s north and Aarhus to one hour.

Ramboll has been appointed by PORR, Saudi Binladin and HBK JV for the the provision of Design Verification Engineer (DVE) services for the design of Green Line Underground.

Doha Metro Green Line Underground

As part of an ambitious plan to develop a railway based public transport in Doha, Qatar Railways Rail has appointed a Joint Venture comprising PORR, the Saudi Binladin Group and HBK Contracting for the design and construction of Green Line Underground.

C520 Custom House Station

Custom House Station is the only Crossrail above ground station. The project involved a new station, predominantly in pre-cast concrete elements, on a tightly constrained site. Ramboll project managed the contractor's design team overseeing 12 separate design disciplines.

Reading Station area redevlopment works. Photo: Network Rail

Reading Station area redevelopment works

The six-phased redevelopment plan for Reading Station was a hugely ambitious scheme to decongest the busy rail hub. Of the two packages of work released by Network Rail, Ramboll won contracts on both.

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