Rail

PB wins 2 UK rail contracts

Posted on May 17, 2012

Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) was awarded two significant contracts covering design of both “high-speed” and “conventional” railway systems for the UK’s second high-speed rail line, which will run between London Euston and Birmingham in the West Midlands.

The contracts, worth $12.8 million, have been awarded by HS2 Ltd. under its Professional Services Framework.

PB will work closely with HS2 Ltd to provide a “whole system” approach to optimize the overall rail systems design and provide the appropriate balance with functionality, safety, sustainability, cost and value. It will also take a lead role across all designers for system-wide and operational and maintenance (O&M) issues, and will support other designers on civil engineering, construction and environmental issues in specific geographical areas.

The overall objective of both contracts will be to support HS2 Ltd. in its principal aim of depositing the documents for the hybrid bill as it starts its process through Parliament, by the end of 2013.

PB will work with partners DB International GmbH, providing operational and rolling stock expertise and EC Harris LLP, providing cost planning expertise. The multidisciplinary team will operate from offices across the south east, including London, where it will collocate with the HS2 client team.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

SEPTA takes Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive on inaugural run

The purchase of the new locomotives was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania's comprehensive funding transportation bill.

'Flying train' could be coming to a station near you

Aircraft design features detachable wings to hasten turnover at airports and make boarding easier and closer to passengers’ homes.

PowerPusher's rail movers safety push, pull over 225 tons

The flexible mover operates on or off the rails for increased dexterity and efficiency allowing for easy maintenance of railcars.

NCTD board approves purchase of 5 more Siemens locomotives

The new vehicles will allow NCTD to improve operational efficiency while contributing to local and state sustainability and air quality goals.

Chicago's Metra launching 2 fare zone pilot programs

In May, the board of directors approved testing several recommendations that emerged from a study of its fare policies.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close