Rail Services

We connect and move people, goods and places

An increasing population needs an improved railway infrastructure, not only to aid commuting but also to transport goods as a more environmentally-friendly alternative to road freight. Here at Waterman, when we look at rail and mass transit infrastructure, we see much more than its component parts. We see its potential to connect people and goods by providing a safe, affordable and efficient rail infrastructure backbone across our landscape and within our urban areas. We have committed ourselves to value engineer safe and cost-effective rail infrastructure solutions in shaping rail and transport networks in ways that will maximise their connectivity and ease of use.

Our difference

We have a strong track record providing market-leading expertise in all aspects of engineering and design disciplines. We offer our clients services ranging from initial project development and planning phases, through to full engineering design and documentation, construction phase services, as well as specialist advice with our design partners in operations, maintenance and management of rail and mass transit assets.

Waterman’s AUTORAILTM is a unique, highly flexible computer aided drawing and data management system that Waterman has designed and continuously developed since 1990. With over 10,000 miles of rail track mapped, the system is used throughout the railway industry.

We are also embracing the new technologies such as BIM and digital railways on our projects. New technologies impact how and where people live and work, and directly affect community needs. For Waterman, the key to success in this new environment is to harness imagination, link this to evolving digital tools and empower our teams to ensure rail infrastructure is future ready.

Our rail services/skills

We provide multidisciplinary rail engineering services for all stages of a project.

Our systems and processes are deliberately designed to achieve the best possible health and safety protocols and outcomes across all our projects. We embed safety design practices into everything we do, including the way we engage and communicate with staff, communities and stakeholders.

• Multidisciplinary Rail Engineering Design and construction support
• Station and buildings design
• Platforms
• Depots and stabling yards
• Environmental services
• Geotechnical services
• Transport planning
• Rail Underbridges, overbridges and footbridge design
• Civil Earthworks
• Rail/Highway Grade Separation Design
• Noise and Air Quality Impact Analysis and Mitigation Design
• Transportation System Integration of Rail with Roads, Ports and Airports
• Building services design
• Civil and structural design
• Drainage design
• Due diligence and environmental management
• Air quality, Acoustics, Sustainability, Ecology, Landscape, Heritage, EIA
• Health and safety
• Geo-environment


To view our RIA Certificate, please click here.

Related Projects

  • Walker Construction

    We have been working closely with Walker Construction (UK) Ltd delivering a number of bespoke rail improvement schemes.

  • South West Trains

    Stagecoach South Western Trains Ltd have undertaken major upgrades at stations across their network.

  • Wood Lane Station

    Wood Lane Station was the first new station to be built on an existing underground line for more than 70 years.

  • Shepherds Bush Station

    A new station was constructed at Shepherd’s Bush on Network Rail’s West London Line in association with the £550m White City Development.

  • Manchester Metrolink

    The Manchester Metrolink tram network consists of seven lines which radiate from Manchester city centre and is owned by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and operated and maintained under contract by RATP Group.

  • Royal Arsenal Woolwich Crossrail Station Box

    Berkeley Homes are providing a Crossrail station box within the Royal Arsenal site at Woolwich.

  • White City Sidings

    As part of the new White City Development, the existing LUL sidings needed to be relocated from their current position at ground level to an adjacent position below ground.

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