Railway Technology is using cookies

We use them to give you the best experience. If you continue using our website, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.

ContinueLearn More X

Atkins The Leading UK-Based Railway Consultancy

With over 1,400 professionally qualified staff in its rail business, Atkins provides a broad range of consultancy services to the rail sector. From pure signalling design to the programme management of multidisciplinary projects, our experienced teams provide innovative solutions that span every discipline in both the mass transit and heavy rail markets.

Our services are best illustrated through unique but inter-related work streams, including the following.

Rail structure, vehicle and system asset management

The rail business offers a range of asset management services which cover the main components of an operational railway (people, processes, assets and information) and six asset types — rail vehicles, track and structures, control and signalling, electrification, telecoms and customer information systems.

Rail-infrastructure civil engineers

Our civil engineers offer expertise in the design, development and management of rail infrastructure systems. With extensive knowledge and understanding of the many elements of operational rail networks and their interfaces, they support clients throughout the full project-lifecycle, which includes feasibility studies, planning, system specification, detailed design, tender preparation and evaluation, construction management, condition surveys, assessments, rehabilitation programmes and maintenance, and whole-life support.

Design, development and construction for overhead lines and conductor rails

We provide cost-effective design, development and construction-management services in rail electrification for both overhead line and conductor rail systems. From conceptual and detailed design to the installation of new systems and to the renewal or enhancement of existing systems, our experience and skills enable us to offer a comprehensive service embracing all the E&P disciplines.

Signalling and telecoms

Our signalling design teams have the capacity to undertake signalling work from outline feasibility studies to scheme design and detailed design. Atkins’ signalling and telecoms specialists provide installation, testing and commissioning on full-scale remodelling programmes, as well as services on smaller technical investigation works. We are in a position to offer clients a true multi-disciplinary service through our collaboration with other disciplines such as civil infrastructure, track, building services and electrification, thus delivering a fully integrated transport solution.

Rail, strategic rail and rail-related consultancy

Our rail consultancy services are delivered to all key rail markets. From bespoke permanent-way consultancy to project planning and development, we are involved in projects of varying sizes for a diverse range of clients.

More recently we have been involved in a series of strategic rail consultancy commissions. These differ from the ‘normal’ studies, in that the client has often required an assessment of an entire rail operation from a strategic perspective. In addition to offering traditional railway consultancy services, we also assist non-rail clients who have bespoke rail-related requirements.

Rail vehicle design, engineering and certification

Our rail vehicle specialists generate innovative and effective solutions in response to the business needs of vehicle manufacturers, maintainers, owners and operators. From the provision of individual specialist support through to the delivery of full projects, we tailor our expertise to deliver services covering specialist engineering support, strategic services, technical services, certification services, design consultancy and total system support for both rail vehicles and on-track plant vehicles.

Rail property / infrastructure modelling

Rail property includes stations, depots, lineside buildings and associated developments that involve the railway system. Our strong property/rail infrastructure and passenger modelling expertise is complemented by commercial, architectural, structural and building services from the wider Atkins group. This combination allows us to offer clients a complete solution, be it for a full transport interchange or a metro station.

Multi-disciplinary rail project delivery

A number of services we provide cross all work streams. These include design management, programme and planning, possessions planning, project information systems, construction management, and project and programme management services.

Make an enquiry

Follow this company

Follow the company to be always up to date with this company

Press Release

Network Rail Awards Atkins Two Major Cardiff Re-Signalling Scheme Contracts

Network Rail has awarded Atkins the Signalling and Power & Distribution contracts as part of the Cardiff Area Signalling Renewal (CASR) project.

Address
Atkins

Euston Tower

286 Euston Road

London

NW1 3AT

United Kingdom

+4420 7121 2000 +4420 7121 2111 www.atkinsglobal.com

Atkins Images

Products and Services

Video

White Papers

Press Release

2 September 2012

Around 40 senior managers from Atkins will use their engineering know-how to improve a Hammersmith education facility for Resurgo and TLG: The Education Charity (TLG) this week.

Read more
5 August 2012

Network Rail has awarded Atkins the Signalling and Power & Distribution contracts as part of the Cardiff Area Signalling Renewal (CASR) project.

Read more
28 May 2012

With more than a million people expected to descend on London to attend the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, some of the capital's newest infrastructure improvements will be put through their paces ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Read more
15 May 2012

Atkins' UK rail division is one of the first in the industry to achieve BS11000 accreditation, which provides a framework for collaborative business relationships.

Read more
4 April 2012

HS2 Ltd has awarded Atkins the contract to prepare the preliminary designs for the two high-speed running lines through the Country South section of High Speed 2 (HS2) - a 91km stretch covering Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire.

Read more
19 September 2011

Jan Winkler, structural engineer at Atkins in Denmark, is one of four winners of the prestigious International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Hangai Prize. The award will be presented for his paper entitled "A Preliminary Bending Fatigue Spectrum for Steel Monostrand Cables" at the joint IABSE-IASS Symposium Taller, Longer, Lighter in London on 20 September 2011.

Read more
10 April 2011

Atkins has been appointed to provide the preliminary studies and design work for several new and existing bridge structures, as part of a widening programme on the Køge Bay motorway in Denmark. The work to expand the motorway from six to eight lanes will require the construction

Read more
17 November 2009

Atkins, the UK's largest engineering and design consultancy, has moved its Derby operations to a fully refurbished 'sustainable' office which acknowledges some of the city's heroes of past and present. The move has also benefitted a number of local businesses, with 70% of the contrac

Read more
11 July 2008

Atkins, the multidisciplinary design and engineering consultancy, has signed a contract with Network Rail to deliver engineering management services on the 2012 programme. Under the agreement, Atkins will provide engineering and delivery support which includes the provision of a multi

Read more
28 November 2007

Atkins has been awarded a contract by Network Rail to undertake detailed design works to increase the gauge clearances on a section of the North London Line. The work, to widen the clearances through Hampstead Heath Tunnel and three adjacent bridge structures, is part of the North Londo

Read more
11 May 2007

Atkins, the largest UK consultant engineer in the rail sector, has secured the services of a Plymouth-based team of specialist engineers. The team is comprised of some twenty signalling, systems and telecommunications engineers with extensive experience in the design and delivery of turnkey light

Read more
3 May 2007

Atkins, the design and engineering consultancy, has completed the first and most critical phase of its three-year, £65 million contract with Network Rail to undertake a major resignalling and infrastructure upgrade in and around Basingstoke. The first of three commissioning stages

Read more
18 October 2006

Atkins, Europe's largest multidisciplinary consultancy, has been awarded a five-year framework agreement, extendable to 10 years by Network Rail. The signalling framework will initially see Atkins working with Network Rail to develop two major resignalling schemes at Cardiff and Newpor

Read more
28 June 2006

Design and engineering consultancy Atkins has announced the appointment of a new managing director of its Rail business. David Tonkin, who joined the company in 2005 as Atkins Rail's finance director, will assume his new role with effect from 1 July, when chief operating officer and act

Read more
20 June 2006

The Atkins Rail training centre will be relocating from its current location in Waterloo to a new office in Vauxhall from 19 June, 2006. The centre is responsible for delivering Network Rail, LUL, passport and health and safety training. The new centre has four large purpose-designed cl

Read more

Regional Offices

Atkins

Euston Tower

286 Euston Road

London

NW1 3AT

United Kingdom

+4420 7121 2000 +4420 7121 2111 www.atkinsglobal.com
Bangalore

10th Floor, Safina Towers

No3, Ali Asker Road

Bangalore, Karnataka

560 052

India

+91 80 4019 9339 / 199 +91 80 4147 5822
Denmark - Copenhagen

Arne Jacobsens Alle 17

2300 Copenhagen S

Copenhagen

Denmark

+45 8233 9000 +45 8233 9001 www.atkinsglobal.com
Denmark - Aarhus

Sønderhøj 1

Aarhus C

Aarhus

DK - 8260 Viby J

Denmark

+45 8233 9000 +45 8233 9001 www.atkinsglobal.com
Sweden - Stockholm

Allen 6 A

172 66 Sundbuberg

Stockholm

Sweden

+46 856 300 600 +46 856 300 601 www.atkinsglobal.com
Sweden - Malmo

Atkins Sverige AB

Kalendegatan 26

Malmo

SE - 21135 Malmö

Sweden

+46 406 501 250 +46 406 501 251 www.atkinsglobal.com
Hong Kong

5th Floor, Wharf T & T Centre

Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui

Kowloon

DE1 2WS

Hong Kong

+852 2972 1000 +852 2890 6343 www.atkinsglobal.com
China - Beijing

Unit 1105, The Exchange Beijing of China Merchants Centre

118 Jian Guo Lu Yi, Chao Yang District

Beijing 100022

China

+8610 6567 7933 +8610 6567 7930 www.atkinsglobal.com
Glasgow

200 Broomielaw

Glasgow

G1 4RU

United Kingdom

+44141 220 2000 +44141 220 2000 www.atkinsglobal.com
Swindon

5th Floor, Milford House

1 Milford Street

Swindon

SN1 1DW

United Kingdom

+441793 538000 +441793 516916 www.atkinsglobal.com
Vauxhall Training Centre

80 - 84 Bondway

Vauxhall

London

SW8 1SF

United Kingdom

+4420 7121 2100 +4420 7840 5659 www.atkinsglobal.com
Manchester

Bank Chambers

Faulkner Street

Manchester

M1 4EH

United Kingdom

0161 245 3400 0161 245 3500 www.atkinsglobal.com
Warrington

Chadwick House

Birchwood Park

Warrington

WA3 6AE

United Kingdom

+441925 238000 +441925 238500 www.atkinsglobal.com
Croydon

No 1 Croydon

12 - 16 Addiscombe Road

Surrey

Croydon

CR0 0XT

United Kingdom

+4420 8663 5000 +4420 8663 5111 www.atkinsglobal.com
York

Northern House

7 - 9 Rougier Street

York

YO1 6HZ

United Kingdom

+441904 678100 +441904 678111 www.atkinsglobal.com
Crewe

Technical Investigation Centre

Gresty Road

Crewe

CW2 6EH

United Kingdom

+441270 532271 +441270 532522 www.atkinsglobal.com
Birmingham

The Axis

10 Holliday Street

Birmingham

B1 1TF

United Kingdom

+44121 483 5000 +44121 483 5252 www.atkinsglobal.com
Derby

Trent House

RTC Business Park, London Road

Derby

DE24 8UP

United Kingdom

01332 22 5522 01332 22 5782 www.atkinsglobal.com
Orpington

Unit 8

Leesons Hill

Kent

Orpington

BR5 2NH

United Kingdom

+441689 885263 +441689 885288 www.atkinsglobal.com
Epsom

Woodcote Grove

Ashley Road

Surrey

Epsom

KT18 5BW

United Kingdom

+441372 726140 +441372 740055 www.atkinsglobal.com

Contact company

I have read and accept the terms and conditions and privacy policy.
We'd like to keep you informed about relevant promotions, products and services, if you would like not to receive these, check this box.
If you would like to hear from carefully selected third party companies, check this box
Follow this company to receive notifications when they update.


Go Top