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 $100bn 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.
Digital innovation for Transport for London, UK
Streamlining Transport for London’s development appraisal process through digital innovation.
City Rail Link, New Zealand
City Rail Link is New Zealand’s first underground railway and is currently the largest infrastructure project in the country.
Transport for London, UK
Working with London’s transport network to improve maintenance performance
The City of Cape Town Transport, Africa
Implementation of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) systems in the city of Cape Town.
Virgin Hyperloop One, India
Once constructed, the Hyperloop will have a huge impact on the economy of the region, producing $55bn in socio-economic benefits over 30 years, creating an estimated 15,000 direct and indirect jobs, and reducing greenhouse gases by 150,000 tonnes annually.
Sydney Metro Northwest
Helping to deliver the largest public transport infrastructure project currently under construction in Australia.
We have more than US$450bn 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 $100bn 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.
Tokyo: land of rising opportunity and cost
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Williams Review: Transitioning to Great British Railways
The UK Government has published the Williams-Shapps plan for rail, detailing its approach to making railways the backbone of a more integrated, more environmentally friendly and modern national public transport system.
Electric vehicles – the road to net zero
Rapid global adoption of electric vehicles is a critical step in the world’s path to a net zero future. But this vital move away from internal combustion engines is not without its challenges.
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.
We drive and assure performance by building functional capability, providing insights into performance and sharing and implementing lessons from other major programmes to mitigate common risks and challenges.
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