Railway Engineering Services

Parallelvej 2,
2800 Kongens Lyngby,

Parallelvej 2,
2800 Kongens Lyngby,

COWI is a leading international consulting group and specialist in railway engineering. Our highly professional staff are committed to developing efficient and innovative solutions within multidisciplinary railway and infrastructure projects.

COWI provides strong expertise within the railway disciplines, such as:

  • Permanent way
  • Signalling systems
  • Operational rules
  • Power supply
  • Catenary systems
  • Telecommunication
  • Infrastructure for all civil works disciplines
  • Rolling stock

The COWI Group maintains 34 branch offices and affiliated offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Engineering management for railway systmes

Our services cover the whole project life cycle from feasibility study through preliminary and final design, supervision, operation and maintenance.

We combine this with extensive project management, strategic planning, risk and safety management, procurement and tender management, environmental, social and climate assessment, transport economy and traffic projections, economic and financial studies and quality assurance.

The above services can be offered for high speed and main lines as well as suburban rail transport and station areas.

Worldwide railway infrastructure projects

Due to the wide range of services provided by COWI, our consultants have extensive experience in undertaking complex multi-disciplinary railway and infrastructure projects with an emphasis on synergy of the expertise and efficient technologies.

Our staff are used to working together across diverse professional areas, across national borders and cultures, different educational backgrounds and collaborate efficiently on multidisciplinary assignments.

COWI works for public railway infrastructure owners, national railway authorities as well as international donor organisations including the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank and the Nordic Development Fund.

Furthermore, COWI also works as a consultant for private railway organisations, railway operators and contractors.

Railway infrastructure projects and management

Project management in one of COWI’s core competences acquired through many projects over many years. Our experience covers all aspects of project management relevant to all complex large-scale projects.

COWI’s feasibility analysis tool box is very affective for decision making clients all over the world. Our tool box covers not only engineering aspects but also environmental socioeconomic and financial issues.

Railway infrastructure design

Throughout the years, COWI has continuously strengthened the company’s design profile and gained excellent experience in railway and railway-related projects.

Emphasis has always been on the design of all railway infrastructure elements including the permanent way, telecommunication, traction and power supply, signalling, rolling stock, stations, depots, terminals and civil works.

Railway system construction management and site supervision

COWI has many years of experience with construction management and site supervision of railway and metro projects and is established as one of the leading consultants in the field.

Operation and maintenance of railway systems is important to ensure that structural, functional and safety requirements are kept up to date and that time related and financial limitations set by the client are not exceeded.

Raide-Jokeri Light Rail Line

Raide-Jokeri (Rail Jokeri) is a proposed dual-track, high-speed light rail transit (LRT) project, which will to be built to serve the growing number of passengers between two of Finland's biggest cities, Helsinki and Espoo.

Odense Tramway, Odense

The Odense Tramway is a double-track light rail transit (LRT) system planned to be developed in the city of Odense, Funen Island, Denmark.

COWI Upgrades Competencies in Railway and ERTMS Consultancy

Across most of Europe, railway signals are to be replaced to optimise and harmonise railway operations. With the acquisition of Danish Apsilon, COWI strengthens its competencies in railway modernisation, especially in terms of ERTMS; a system that ensures signal interoperability.


Skärgårdsgatan 1

S-414 58 Göteborg



Grenseveien 88

0605 Oslo



Parallelvej 2

2800 Kongens Lyngby