Driving efficiency and value in transport
In our increasingly urbanised world, authorities are looking to upgrade and expand existing networks, create new multi-modal transport hubs, enable greater mobility across geographic areas, and invest in city innovations such as driverless vehicles.
Such projects have many regulatory, political, environmental, and funding complexities that must be overcome through a clear focus on outcomes and benefits which support communities over the full life of the railway, road, port or terminal.
For rail, cost-effectiveness and safe, reliable railways are key priorities throughout the lifecycle, while in aviation, airports are focusing on how to respond to the demands of changing travel patterns while delivering shareholder profitability and supporting passenger confidence.
In the roads sector, cities are looking to reduce congestion and make more efficient use of road and transport infrastructure.
Our expertise in transport
We understand the complexities faced by transport organisations and programmes to deliver capital delivery projects, plan asset renewals and manage facilities over the full lifecycle.
We support projects by driving organisational effectiveness and performance, taking a whole life perspective and focusing on what passengers and clients value. In working with clients to define strategies, we support opportunities for future investment/funding, as well as developing the business case and programme.
Throughout the project delivery stage, we maintain rigorous control to minimise risk, while ensuring safety remains the priority.
Our long track record across the transport sector has enabled us to develop global benchmarking tools, drawing on project data spanning more than two decades.
Our expertise and tools provide cost insights and help to drive decision-making, innovation and savings for our clients.
We do not have ties to any design, construction or engineering team, so we approach every task with an independent mind-set.
Unique data and insight
We have worked on more than $2tn in transport projects.
We constructively challenging stakeholders, collaborating and co-locating to create results, in a positive way.
Find out more about our experience working with clients to realise their ambitions on large-scale and long-term transportation programmes, meeting challenges and delivering solutions in the aviation, maritime, rail and road sectors.
Midland Main Line Electrification, UK
Setting the standard for affordable, sustainable, and efficient electrification programmes.
Heathrow Airport expansion, London
Following our initial work on Heathrow’s expansion business case, we are now providing expansion cost and commercial management and development advisory.
The Elizabeth Line, UK
The introduction of a new east-west railway, called the Elizabeth line, delivered by the Crossrail project is a key part of the UK’s plan to maintain the capital’s place as a world-class city by supporting economic growth and maintaining the highest standards in urban transportation.
Edinburgh Trams, UK
The Edinburgh Trams York Place to Newhaven project completes the originally envisaged phase 1a of the Edinburgh trams network, providing the area with a first-class, fully integrated transport system.
Metrolinx is undertaking the largest transportation investment in Ontario’s history, with a mission to champion, develop and implement an integrated transportation system for the region that enhances prosperity, sustainability and quality of life.
HS2 has been developed to deliver improved capacity and to support the economic growth of the UK regions. It is currently split into two phases; Phase One London to Birmingham and Phase 2a Birmingham to Crewe.
We have more than $750bn of projects in our portfolio and work with network operators, TOCs and government departments across high speed, metro and light rail programmes and projects.
From motorways to metropolitan streets and the smart city, we are collaborating with highway authorities and municipalities to enable new projects and maintain and renew existing assets.
Our track record in delivering more than $200bn of aviation projects extends across expansion and project portfolio management and covers both CAPEX and TOTEX in airports, terminals and associated airside and landside facilities.
Maritime and ports
Working with owners in both the public and private sector, we are helping to increase efficiency for global shipping facilities and special economic trade zones.
Urban regeneration and government
We are providing the data, analysis and experience to underpin strategic decision-making and programmes for transport infrastructure to drive broader urban regeneration and growth.
Read our own experts’ analysis of the changing landscape across the transport sector, providing in-depth insights and original thinking, as well as perspectives from leading industry clients.
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Client interview: Transforming digital project delivery at one of the world’s leading railway operators
With our support, Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation has been using a period of operational stability to overhaul its digital systems and processes.
We provide integrated solutions to the complex challenges facing today’s transport clients. Our services are dedicated to driving success in programmes and projects and optimum performance over the full life of the asset.
Our programme advisory services inform and shape programmes and projects, while our cost and commercial management expertise and tools ensure on time, on budget performance – while maintaining rigorous control.
Our expertise in project, programme and asset management drives efficient and effective delivery, paving the way for high performance in operation.
We connect organisations and programmes to leading practice, develop compelling business cases, establish the programme vision and baselines and manage complex change.
We define and execute strategies for organisations that own, operate or invest in mega-scale programmes, raising asset management capability and developing the business case.
Procurement and supply chain management
We promote project success by engaging with the market, procuring the supply chain and maximising the use of technology to unlock innovation opportunities and drive effective decision-making in the programme.
Cost and commercial management
We optimise cost performance at every stage by applying our methodologies, cost models, data and market intelligence. These approaches drive the pursuit of cost and value targets through the project lifecycle.
Controls and performance
We apply robust and proactive controls from a clear baseline to deliver confidence in programme and project performance.
The work Turner & Townsend delivered for this project has been instrumental in helping us build a safe and compliant airfield, at the same time as minimising or even eliminating some of the disruptions to aircraft movements that were previously unavoidable. Ultimately that’s delivering a great outcome for thousands of passengers every year, and we congratulate Turner & Townsend on having this important contribution recognised by the industry. Simon Gandy Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Melbourne Airport