dcsimg Rail engineering - Ramboll UK Limited

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. 
Docklands Light Railway upgrade and expansion

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


Will Duckett
Will Duckett
Head of Rail
T+44 23 8081 7500
Tim Holmes. Ramboll
T+44 23 8081 7500
Steven Brown. Ramboll
Rail Market Director
T+44 23 8081 7500