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Rail and transit tunnels

Tunneling for heavy rail, especially in constrained or sensitive environments, requires expertise in trackwork, traction power, signaling, ventilation, life safety and security, and communications design.

Passenger rail improves the quality of life, and benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But building underground passenger systems at busy airports or in congested urban areas requires skill and planning.

Our team of professionals provides cost-effective and innovative engineering solutions for the North American rail and transit industry with unprecedented success.

We have earned an outstanding reputation with our clients as we offer a full range of services to handle any size project — from a small improvement initiative to a major multibillion-dollar expansion program.

We understand the business of moving goods and people. From overall program management, to planning, design, visualization, systems integration, or rail activation, we are committed to help our clients realize their goals successfully.

A history of landmark projects

Mott MacDonald has planned, designed, and managed some of the most visible rail and transit projects in North America and worldwide. Our Transit portfolio includes Sound Transit’s Airport Link and New York’s East Side Access. Our Freight Railroad portfolio includes Norfolk Southern’s award-winning Heartland Corridor. In Canada, our projects include Toronto’s Sheppard Subway and Canadian Pacific Railway’s Western Capacity Project (each done by HMM, a joint venture of Mott MacDonald and Hatch).

A range of solutions

Mott MacDonald offers extensive multidisciplinary expertise and a thorough understanding of the complex issues typical of projects with a variety of stakeholders.

Our technical services deliver a broad range of solutions for railway operations and span all phases of project development, from feasibility studies and surveys through preliminary and detailed design, scheduling, cost estimating, contract administration, bid preparation and evaluation, to program/project and construction management, including startup and commissioning.

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