Investing wisely in rail
Global demand for connected, sustainable, reliable and more efficient transport services is boosting investment to upgrade and expand existing rail networks and develop new routes. These programmes connect communities, provide low-cost and low carbon mobility and drive economic growth.
For governments, transportation authorities, operators and owners investment in rail presents political, regulatory, environmental and commercial challenges.
The significant capital investment and operational excellence needed for rail projects and programmes demand a robust business case and clear outcomes which support communities as well as project deliverables.
For existing metro, light rail and high-speed rail, maintenance and enhancement programmes are critical for reliable and safe mobility.
Despite a challenging environment, rail is seeing year on year increases in demand. This high demand is driving innovation in the sector with digital railways, benchmarking of costs and driverless metros priority investment areas.
Our expertise in rail
With more than US$450bn of rail projects in our portfolio, we bring global experience and local knowledge.
We guide owner and investor-operator clients to set up programmes for success. We help secure investment decisions, supporting viability through alternative funding models, such as public-private partnerships.
We assure, optimise and deliver programmes, applying innovative tools and techniques to drive productivity and performance. Our global database of rail sector projects brings rigour to decision-making. Our understanding of the sector enables us to drive client objectives, whether to increase passenger capacity, minimise construction disruption or deliver long-term commerciality.
Complete industry experience
We work across diverse rail assets and operations including light, metro and heavy rail infrastructure.
With rail data exceeding $50bn, we can provide the insights and comparisons that are essential to inform decision-making across the project lifecycle.
Global and local insight
Working with investors, owners, operators and the public sector gives us unique insights.
Discover how our experts have worked with global clients to bring sustainable value, efficiency and success to projects and programmes across light, metro, commuter, high-speed and freight rail and associated infrastructure.
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.
Digital innovation for Transport for London, UK
Streamlining Transport for London’s development appraisal process through digital innovation.
Hong Kong MTR, Hong Kong
Working to review and improve the way the MTR Corporation manages its railway infrastructure projects.
Inland Rail, Australia
Building a world-class supply chain to connect rural and urban Australia.
Transport for London, UK
Working with London’s transport network to improve maintenance performance
Sydney Metro, Australia
Pushing forward with a world-class metro system for Sydney.
Gain an insight into the views of the rail sector’s global clients and find out more about market trends and opportunities as our experts share their in-depth analysis and experience.
Driving net zero and levelling up success through major programme delivery
Our new report in partnership with the CBI, sets out a series of recommendations to improve the delivery of the Government’s Major Projects Portfolio.
Setting up for success: creating alignment with supply chains
Building upon our Realising the extraordinary findings, we explore a six-step process for ensuring suppliers and client organisations are seamlessly aligned.
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.
We have the expertise to support clients in the rail sector throughout the programme and project lifecycle, from defining initial objectives through to delivery. We help define strategies and build the business case, connecting programmes and projects to market innovation and global best practice.
We establish firm foundations for success by developing programme operating models and adopting a whole life asset perspective. Our insights into cost, value, scheduling and long-term programme management and intelligent data drive decision making.
In delivery, our rigorous controls enable lifetime performance and functionality.
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.
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.
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.
Controls and performance
We apply robust and proactive controls from a clear baseline to deliver confidence in programme and project performance.
We provide performance diagnostics and capability analysis that allow asset owners to understand both the capability they need now and over the whole lifecycle of the asset.
Programme strategy and set up
We connect organisations and programmes to leading practice, develop compelling business cases, establish the programme vision and baselines and manage complex change.