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July 9, 2015

Network Rail Consulting to assist on California high-speed rail line

The UK's Network Rail Consulting has been selected as part of a consultant team led by Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide integration, programme delivery and programme management services to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) in the US.

CHSR station

The UK’s Network Rail Consulting has been selected as part of a consultant team led by Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide integration, programme delivery and programme management services to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) in the US.

CHSRA is developing a high-speed rail network that will connect the state’s mega-regions and contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment.

The project’s Phase I will connect the San Francisco Bay Area to the Los Angeles Basin in less than three hours at speeds in excess of 300km/h.

"This long-term contract firmly establishes us in the US and will help channel innovation back into Network Rail’s core business."

The rail line will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totalling some 1,200km in network length with up to 24 stations.

Network Rail currently operates and maintains the UK’s HS1 high-speed railway, connecting London with the Channel Tunnel and providing both domestic and international high-speed services.

The company is also closely involved in developing the UK’s second high-speed railway, HS2, from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

Network Rail Consulting will now provide specialist advisory services to CHSRA, primarily in operations and maintenance, leading up to the start of revenue service.

Network Rail Consulting managing director Nigel Ash said: "This proves that we can compete successfully against strong US and international companies.

"One of our goals when we launched Network Rail Consulting in 2012 was to export British rail expertise around the world and be an ambassador for Britain’s rail industry.

"This long-term contract firmly establishes us in the US and will help channel innovation back into Network Rail’s core business."

In February, Network Rail Consulting was selected as part of a consortium to deliver the £120m North South Railway project in Saudi Arabia over five years.

In June last year, Transport for New South Wales appointed Network Rail Consulting to assist with a major upgrade of Sydney’s rail network.


Image: Design of a California High-Speed Rail Station. Photo: courtesy of Network Rail.

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