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System Integration in a Fragmented Rail Industry

System Integration in a Fragmented Rail Industry

A methodology is developed to help our clients successfully manage their complex railway programmes within the context of a fragmented rail industry.

Making Construction Possible: How VDC Has Become an Indispensable Part of the Rail Consultant’s Toolkit

Making Construction Possible: How VDC Has Become an Indispensable Part of the Rail Consultant’s Toolkit

Demand for construction planning and VDC is growing, especially at the early design stage of large and complicated rail infrastructure projects.

Design and Construction of the Underbridge over Parramatta Road in Granville, Western Sydney

Design and Construction of the Underbridge over Parramatta Road in Granville, Western Sydney

The upgrade of a bridge that carries four railway lines over a busy roadway requires innovative design and construction to minimize track possession times.

Creating Multi-Jurisdictional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Policies

Creating Multi-Jurisdictional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Policies

BRT is expanding as a global transportation strategy. Project sponsors and planners will benefit from the early efforts in multi-jurisdictional engagement presented here.

Rail Overbuild: Current and Future Activity in London

Rail Overbuild: Current and Future Activity in London

Building over rail infrastructure and terminus stations is helping to relieve the pressure of increasing city density in London.

Exploring Resilience Through Sustainable Light Rail Station Design

Exploring Resilience Through Sustainable Light Rail Station Design

Case studies to identify/evaluate sustainable design measures for two light rail extension projects are presented and how they contribute to resilience.

Integrated Urban Strategies in the Resilience Framework

Integrated Urban Strategies in the Resilience Framework

This resilience planning approach incorporates engineering expertise at the beginning of the urban planning process, with examples from NYC projects.

Cost-Effective Ventilation System for a Light Rail Transit Project

Cost-Effective Ventilation System for a Light Rail Transit Project

CFD analysis was used to determine emergency ventilation requirements for 2 new LRT stations and connecting tunnels in the event of a train fire.

Adapting the Lower deck of an Existing Bridge for Light Rail Operation and Typhoon Conditions

Adapting the Lower deck of an Existing Bridge for Light Rail Operation and Typhoon Conditions

An upgrade of an LRT bridge-tunnel was designed for typhoon conditions, with fire life safety provisions to ensure safe evacuation of the tunnel.

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Evaluation Using New Evaluation Tools

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Evaluation Using New Evaluation Tools

Analytical tools and steps to screen and prioritize BRT corridors can also be used on urban rail projects or projects involving a combination of modes.

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