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International Consulting Engineers for Rail and Urban Transport

Dukes Court,
Duke Street,
GU21 5BH,
United Kingdom
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The SYSTRA Group is one of the world’s leading experts in multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy for rail and urban transport, specialising in the areas of high-speed rail, metro, mass rapid transit, tram-train, light-rail transit (tramways), automated guideway transits and bus rapid transit.

Rail engineering technical consultancy

We offer a comprehensive range of technical consultancy services for projects relating to civil engineering (including tunnels, bridges and viaducts); engineering design in rail infrastructure and rail systems; signalling and telecommunications; railway electrification and power engineering (catenary and power supplies); ERTMS; systems engineering (including systems integration and technical assurance); project management and construction management; strategic feasibility studies; testing and commissioning; and transport-planning master-plan development.

Development and design consultancy for high-speed rail lines

SYSTRA has been involved with the development or design of more high-speed lines than any other engineering consultant. Our experts have all the technical skills required to ensure the success of high-speed projects: we can perform studies prior to management of the project, and then carry out all design and construction engineering, from operations engineering to maintenance engineering and including supervision of works, testing, delivery, launch and staff-training programmes.

Rail civil engineering, including tunnels, bridges and viaducts

We are involved in all stages of rail civil engineering projects, including feasibility studies, studies/concept review/methods, preliminary design, detailed design, studies and construction methods, preparation of tender dossiers, evaluation of bidding, supervision of construction design, construction supervision, diagnosis of existing structures and the design and supervision of remedial works.

Our wealth of experience enables us to provide the highest-quality tunnel, bridge and viaduct structures with respect to cost efficiency, construction speed and schedule, integration to the environment, and maintenance and safety requirements.

Rail and urban transport project management expertise

Our project department provides advice and assistance at every stage of your project, including cost control, analysis and cost assessment, planning, business management, risk management, project quality management, assistance with preparing bids and assistance with the launch, production, finalising of business, and subsequent feedback.

We aim to develop roles in the financial management of projects, assist business leaders in the management of their projects and develop a talent pool of project leaders available to carry out projects around the world.

Transport planning and optimisation studies

Our transport planning studies are carried out ahead of the main implementation phases. These are a crucial factor in both improving and developing efficient transport systems.

Studies for the operation of a railway can be part of broader transport planning studies, carried out as a specific technical brief, and also conducted separately, focusing on rail issues.

Design and engineering of transport equipment and systems

We can assign multi-disciplinary teams of technical experts to company projects to design, test, launch or provide expert advice on systems and equipment for urban and rail transport networks.

Operating in major international engineering markets since 1957, we have been involved in projects in more than 150 countries and 350 cities, including High Speed 1, the UK’s first high-speed rail line; the Dubai Metro project; the Californian high-speed line; the light-rail transit system in Bordeaux, France; and London’s current Crossrail project.


With a group turnover of €240m, SYSTRA and its key subsidiaries, MVA Consultancy (UK), Citilabs (US), MVA Hong-Kong (Hong Kong), Systra Consulting (US), Canarail (Canada) and SOTEC Ingénierie (France) currently employ over 2,500 employees worldwide with offices located in Africa, America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Group’s headquarters are based in central Paris.

Toulouse Aerospace Express (TAE)

Toulouse Aerospace Express (TAE) is a €2.7bn ($3.29bn) integrated project comprising the proposed third automated metro line and the Airport Express line in France’s Toulouse region.

Bogota Metro

Bogota Metro Line one, Section one (PLMB) is a 23.96km-long elevated mass rapid transit (MRT) line to be built in Bogota, Columbia.

Paris Metro, Île-de-France

Paris Metro (Metro de Paris) is a rapid transit metro system serving the capital city of Paris within Île-de-France. It is the second busiest metro system in Europe.

Jurong Region Line

The Jurong Region Line (JRL) will connect the north-western and western parts of Singapore. JRL is the seventh mass rapid transit (MRT) line in the country and is planned to be opened in three phases.

Quebec City Tramway

Quebec City Tramway is a 23km-long transit network project being developed in Quebec City, Canada.

Old Oak Common Station, London

Old Oak Common is a new railway hub being developed in London, UK, as the only station that will connect the new High Speed 2 (HS2) railway line with the Elizabeth line.

RER E Line Extension, Paris

The RER E Line extension, also known as EOLE (Est Ouest Liaison Express) project, involves the expansion of Line E of the RER rail network in Paris, France, westwards from its existing terminus in the Haussmann-Saint-Lazare railway station to the Nanterre La Folie station.


Dukes Court
Duke Street
GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

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