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Marlborough House,
Upper Marlborough Road,
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United Kingdom

Marlborough House,
Upper Marlborough Road,
St Albans,
AL1 3UT Other,
United Kingdom

AECOM is an award-winning consultancy offering experience in three overlapping core areas to those involved in the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of railways, be they main-line, metro / transit or light rail:

  • Business
  • Transport planning
  • Engineering design planning

AECOM offers powerful combinations of skills to provide world-class services such as:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Network planning
  • Innovative design to optimise lifecycle costs
  • Scheme option generation and appraisal
  • Integrated transport solutions delivering economic development, environmental benefit and social inclusion
  • Franchise and concession bid management
  • Facility and asset management
  • Safety and risk management

AECOM is part of the AECOM group with 24,000 people and over 50 major operating offices worldwide, combining global solutions and resources with local knowledge.

The following is a small selection of some recent projects.

Glasgow Airport Rail Link

Client: Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive

We are undertaking a major study to carry out the preliminary design and parliamentary submission for the Glasgow Airport Rail Link. This includes a review of the economic case, engineering scheme development of existing twin track lines and a new spur to an airport station, environmental and land-use assessment, and public and stakeholder consultation. Significant works are also planned for Glasgow Central Station.

Depot enhancement works

Client: South West Trains

We are undertaking the design of new depot works at Farnham and upgrading facilities at Wimbledon and Bournemouth for the replacement Mark 1 rolling stock. The work includes civil engineering, permanent way, signalling and utilities.

Edinburgh lines 2 and 3

Client: Transport Initiatives, Edinburgh

AECOM has been commissioned to undertake the planning, preliminary designs and preparation of material to enable passage of the bill for Line Two of the Edinburgh Tram network through the Scottish Parliament. The area covered by the line comprises a large and significant proportion of the existing and future key business, investment and economic development focal points in the west of the City, the Edinburgh conurbation as a whole, as well as the wider East Central Scotland area.

Supertram extensions study

Client: South Yorkshire PTE

This study examined a series of extensions to the Sheffield Supertram network. It assessed demand and revenue potential, regeneration benefits, infrastructure, and operational feasibility. AECOM also undertook financial and economic evaluations as well as assessing potential funding sources.

Wessex rail franchise

Client: National Express Group

We acted as bid managers for the development and evaluation of the initial proposals for this new franchise. This included stakeholder consultation, demand, revenue and economic forecasting, integrated transport proposals, train services and project management.

Station improvements

Client: Network Rail

We are currently appointed on a framework agreement to carry out structural and building services, and planning supervision duties at managed stations for railway estates. Projects to date include refurbishment and retail schemes at Cannon Street, Victoria and Paddington Stations, and detailed examinations of Waterloo and Victoria Stations. We have also completed the detailed design phase of the modern facilities at station project in three regions and Quinquennial structural surveys in Great Western Region.

Copenhagen Metro

Client: Construction Group – COMET

AECOM was the lead designer for the COMET group, providing multi-disciplinary design services covering station planning, architecture, civil and structural engineering and M&E, from tender through to completion on site.

Asset management

Client: Network Rail

We have been involved over many years in supporting Network Rail in the development of its asset management data and processes. Recent projects have included the development of decision support tools for track.

Accredited as suppliers to the rail industry

AECOM are members of the Railway Industry Association and Railway Study Association. We hold Link Up qualifications or registrations in all relevant categories (over 160). Our integrated management system assures the quality of our work and we are registered as BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and 14001:2004 – accredited in all our offices.

West Coast Main Line

The modernisation of the 399-mile (641.6km) rail route between London and Glasgow and its key divergences to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, was the largest rail project to date in the UK.

University Station, Birmingham

One of the busiest railway stations of England’s West Midlands region, the University Station in Birmingham, UK, is being redeveloped into a larger and modern station to be able to handle 7.2 million passengers a year.

New York City Subway

New York City in the US led the way with mass transit systems and started operating its first metro line as long ago as 1904. In 1953, control of the system was assumed by the New York City Transit Authority, which also took over the management of all metropolitan bus services.

Ballarat Line Upgrade, Melbourne

Ballarat line is a regional rail network operating between Melbourne and the Ballarat city in Victoria, Australia. It became the second busiest line in Victoria, carrying 3.79 million passengers during 2015-2016.

Docklands Light Railway Capacity Upgrade

Since opening in 1987, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been central to the regeneration of east London. Now its significance is far greater than originally envisaged.

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) is a proposed high-speed railway line between Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

AECOM Looks to Grasp the Initiative on Climate Change

AECOM's chief executive for Europe, Ken Dalton, believes the construction industry has an opportunity to grasp the initiative on climate change following the COP15 talks in Copenhagen. Referring to the progress made at the Copenhagen talks, Ken today said: "Many people would like to h

AECOM Presents Copenhagen Communiqué to Gordon Brown

AECOM Europe's head of sustainability, Richard John, together with other business leaders, last night presented the Copenhagen Communiqué to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. AECOM, one of the members of the Prince of Wales' Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change, helped develop the Comm

AECOM Appoints Andie Harper as European Director of Programme Management

Andie Harper has been appointed as the European director of programme management for transportation and infrastructure at the multi-disciplinary consultancy firm AECOM. Andie will be responsible for leading AECOM's programme management work in the transportation and infrastructure

AECOM Boosts Rail Team with Appointment of David Watters

David Watters has joined AECOM’s transport team as international director of rail and transit. David has more than 20 years' experience of rail consultancy and rail operations / general management in both UK and international markets. He joins from Halcrow where he was global head of the

Traffic Congestion Tackled within North Colchester Business Parks

The North Colchester business parks area travel plan is being formally launched this week. The area travel plan is being developed by the Highways Agency and their consultants AECOM, in partnership with Essex County Council, Colchester Borough Council and the Colchester 2020 Travel Plan Club.

AECOM Boosts Rail Engineering Team with Six New Appointments

AECOM has made a number of new appointments to its rail engineering team, as part of its recent global rebranding programme. One of the world's leading engineering consultancies, AECOM has a wealth of international experience in a wide-range of rail disciplines, such as network and system

Faber Maunsell Rebrands as AECOM

Leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy Faber Maunsell today changed its name to AECOM Ltd (known as AECOM), completing its full integration into the global AECOM group. For more than 80 years the names Oscar Faber and Maunsell have been synonymous with leading engineering d


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