Rail engineering

We provide design, consultancy and management services for a complete range of rail-based systems, from high-speed railways to urban transport systems, such as metro and light rail. Our technical expertise within the rail consultancy comprises: civil engineering infrastructure including viaducts, bridges and tunnels; stations, depots, control centres; signalling, permanent way, electrification and telecoms; as well as traffic management and rolling stock.

Reading Station area redevlopment works. Ramboll


Will Duckett. Ramboll

Will Duckett

Head of Rail
T: +44 23 8081 7500
Tim Holmes. Ramboll

Tim Holmes

BSc (Hons), MICE, Director
T: +44 23 8081 7500
Steven Brown. Ramboll

Steve Brown

BEng, CEng, MICE, Rail Market Director
T: +44 23 8081 7500

Delivering safe and innovative rail solutions

We use our unwavering focus on safety, together with our collaborative nature and expertise in bringing innovative designs to deliver safe, sustainable and progressive rail solutions. Safety is fundamental to the way we work. It forms a natural part of our design process, with safety in buildability, usability and maintainability considered throughout. Our approach ensures we remove or minimise risk through design.

Our clients span all major stakeholders in the rail market and so we have acquired a unique understanding of the different needs, which gives us a valuable insight into finding solutions suitable for all. This is strongly reinforced by our long-term contractor relationships that has enabled buildable solutions to be delivered on time and budget.

Multidisciplinary approach

Our comprehensive multidisciplinary capability enables us to provide a wide range of specialist engineering services to the rail sector including planning, feasibility, design and construction management. By applying our vast experience of local, national and international projects we are capable of delivering competitive and integrated holistic solutions that are tailored to suit local conditions and are fully compliant with necessary standards.

In the UK we are proud to have a portfolio that boasts projects such as the design of the Bermondsey Dive Under, multidisciplinary services and designs for both Paddington Station and Custom House Station, multidisciplinary design for Network Rails Basingstoke Campus and in Denmark leading the design consortium for the national roll out of the European Rail Traffic Management System.

Core services include:

  • Major infrastructure
  • Renewals and enhancements
  • Stations and depots
  • Rail signalling and ERTMS
  • High speed rail
  • Light rail
  • Tunnels, portals and shafts
  • Rail safety
  • Rail freight planning

Further information

Ramboll secures key role to support Digital Railway Programme

Ramboll is to play a pivotal role in the Delivery Partner (Systems) team for Network Rail, working on their Digital Railway programme.

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Rail Engineering brochure- Creating lasting connections through rail

Our portfolio includes projects for Transport for London (TFL), Network Rail, Crossrail, train operators and major contractors.

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Rail projects

Map of the East Midlands to Leeds and York section of the High Speed line, Phase 2b

High Speed 2 Phase 2

Ramboll is working on a major High Speed rail (HS2) Phase 2 contract as part of the Arup+ team. The team includes ERM, Foster + Partners, Jacobs, Ramboll, TYPSA and Costain.

Completed new superstructure. Chapel St bridge, Manchester. Ramboll

Chapel Street bridge replacement

Chapel Street Bridge is a vital component in Network Rail’s £1bn Northern Hub infrastructure upgrade project, which includes Ordsall Chord. It is also a key part of Central Salford Urban Regeneration scheme.

Judges on a site visit to the Bermondsey Dive Under for the London Awards 2017. Image courtesy of ICE London

Thameslink: Bermondsey Dive Under

Rebuilding a vital section of the Thameslink rail line at Bermondsey Dive Under included track and infrastructure work, with sustainability and urban regeneration aspects. Value engineering and detailed design by Ramboll, in collaboration with main contractor, Skanska, and Network Rail, delivered significant cost benefits.

C520 Custom House Station

Custom House Station is the only Crossrail above ground station. The project involved a new station, predominantly in pre-cast concrete elements, on a tightly constrained site. Ramboll project managed the contractor's design team overseeing 12 separate design disciplines.

York Triangle. Photo: Network Rail

York Engineers’ Triangle Rail Operating and Training Centre

York Engineers' Triangle is the UK's largest rail operating centre and was built above the well-preserved foundations of three roundhouse and a Victorian engine shed. Ramboll archaeologists and structural engineers preserved 95% of the archaeological remains.

Reading Station area redevlopment works. Photo: Network Rail

Reading Station area redevelopment works

The six-phased redevelopment plan for Reading Station was a hugely ambitious scheme to decongest the busy rail hub. Of the two packages of work released by Network Rail, Ramboll won contracts on both.

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240 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7631 5291
Fax +44 845 299 1610

Mail: london@ramboll.co.uk

Company registration

Company registration

Ramboll UK Limited. Registered in England & Wales. Company registration no. 03659970. Registered office: 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW

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