It was a groundbreaking event when the Copenhagen Metro opened its first fully automated, driverless metro in 2002. Since then, it has become the most natural thing in the world for the citizens of Copenhagen to travel at speeds of 80km/h 18 metres below street level.
Ramboll has teamed up with Austrian ILF and German IGV to identify the best options for a possible future high speed rail service between Oslo and Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city.
Rail Systems to deliver the new driverless people mover system for Frankfurt Airport.
Ramboll is working on a major High Speed rail (HS2) Phase 2 contract as part of the Arup+ team. The team includes ERM, Foster + Partners, Jacobs, Ramboll, TYPSA and Costain.
As part of upgrade works to the Docklands Light Railway in London, a new three-car station was commissioned for Langdon Park on the Stratford line, between All Saints and Devon’s Road stations. Langdon Park Station is central to regeneration plans for the local area and it was substantially funded by regional development monies. We acted as lead consultant for Costain, who carried out the project under a design & build contract.
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London's East End underwent major works to upgrade and expand the network, enabling it to carry three-car (six coach) trains. Working in conjunction with Arup, we provided rail engineering services for the detailed design of stations and supporting structures. Taylor Woodrow was awarded the design & build contract for this part of the project, officially known as Provision of Three Car Enhancement Works.At project tender stage, we provided full design support including the development of a number of innovative procedures for minimising the strengthening of structures. These included undertaking strain gauging and laboratory testing of a weld improvement technique. The DLR is an extensive automated network, running from Stratford ...
The diverse project scope includes new signal and security works, construction of a bridge, a new station platform and upgrading of technical systems. The project will serve to create better conditions for people as well as commercial-life in the region. Trains will leave more often and journey times will be reduced. The main objective is a 100 percent increase in goods transport within the year 2020, which will help boost commercial activity and stimulate employment.
The Norwegian Rail Administration (JBV) selected Ramboll for the task to make analyses of the capacity of a future Oslo Central Station (Oslo S), having new lines from different directions into the station. This was a simulation of a future situation with, among other features, a completed Follo line (from south-west, designed by Rambøll) and totally four tracks in tunnel (only two today) from the west into Oslo S.
Crossrail is a major new transport project to improve access and reduce congestion in London and the South East of England. Rails carrying mainline-sized trains will cross central London both under and above ground, revolutionising the ease of east/west travel across the capital. Eight new underground stations are to be constructed across central London which will enable interchange with existing rail lines.
The Ådalsbanan Railroad runs along the coastside in the north of Sweden and is the link between Botniabanan and Ostkustbanan. It consist of 180 km railroad, 14 bridges and 14 km rock tunnels. The stretch goes between Sundsvall and Nyland.
Söderströmstunneln is an immersed tunnel for The Stockholm City Line under Söderström from Riddarholmen to Söder Mälarstrand.
Disruptions in railway operations due to weather, infrastructure failures, or other unexpected incidents must be anticipated by railway operators. Reaction and reporting procedures are important to consistent and reliable oeprations; however, communications to passengers have not necessarily been a priority in many systems.
The Project concerns central parts of the Copenhagen Suburban Mass Transit lines between Copenhagen Central Station and Valby. In connection with the construction of the Køge Bugt line, the northbound track (5th main track) was lead all the way to the platform on Copenhagen Central Station, while the corresponding southbound track (6th main track) was not established.
Demands for operational reliability and lower maintenance costs give rise to many upgrade and renewal projects.
The planning of the rail projects to realise the ambitious Danish Hour Model is in full swing. At Vejle Fjord in Denmark, studies are underway to ensure shorter travel times on the rail section between Odense and Aarhus.
The future light rail connection along the ring road ‘Ring 3’ just west of Copenhagen not only promotes a more coherent city infrastructure. It also has the potential to become a powerful enabler for urban growth and development.
With 12,000 expected passengers per day, the future Carlsberg Station will become the gateway to the new urban area called ”Carlsberg Byen”. Ramboll is in charge of the assessment of the rail safety of this busy station.
Together with an international consortium, Ramboll is renewing the entire signalling system in Denmark in one of the largest domestic rail projects ever.
The six-phased redevelopment plan for Reading Station was a hugely ambitious scheme to decongest the busy rail hub. Of the two packages of work released by Network Rail, Ramboll won contracts on both.
Rebuilding a vital section of the Thameslink rail line at Bermondsey Dive Under included track and infrastructure work, with sustainability and urban regeneration aspects. Value engineering and detailed design by Ramboll, in collaboration with main contractor, Skanska, and Network Rail, delivered significant cost benefits.
Our rail specialists designed a major rail bridge in Berkshire for BAM Nuttall and Network Rail as part of the six-year phased redevelopment of Reading Station and the surrounding rail network.
At 84 storeys, with a 15m deep basement, the Shard at London Bridge Station is the tallest building in Europe to date. It is constructed within one metre of the historic brick vaults that support the station and within eight metres of live rail lines. On behalf of Network Rail, our engineers have been assessing the reaction of existing structures to the building’s construction and advising on necessary measures to protect its assets during the construction period.London Bridge is the fifth busiest station in Europe, and one of the oldest, with construction primarily taking place in the 1830s and 40s. Its tracks and concourse are supported on a range of brick arches and an elegant train shed roof spans the platforms. We assessed the likely ground movements resulting from deep ex ...
The ‘Fiveways’ scheme in Croydon aims to tackle congestion at the A23/A232 junction and surrounding network, improving it for all road users. It includes the Purley Way interchange, Fiveways Corner junction, and Waddon Station Bridge, and is important for the borough’s economic growth.
Docklands Light Railway has expanded its network to carry three car trains.
Rail Denmark has decided to modernise the centralised traffic control system in Aalborg. The current system is ready for replacement. The Aalborg-Frederikshavn section includes a total of 8 substations, with various interlocking systems. The new system will be based on modern, screen based technology. It will provide a higher level of automatic train management functions than ever before. It will therefore enable more efficient operations, and will reduce operational costs.
Railway traffic in southern Finland has been handled earlier in system level reports and more specifically divided subject-specific reports. There is a need to specify railway traffic as a whole, as well as requirements for infrastructure investment with respect to traffic characteristics (increased traffic, demand forecasts and land usage). ESSI is a visioning exercise for future rail demands in southern Finland.
The client was the Slovakian National Railways (ZSR). Ramboll provided contract and construction management as well as planning services to ZSR. We also provided progress reports to the EU. This was a joint venture with iC Consulenten (Austria) as lead, and Dopravoprojekt (Slovakia) as sub-consultant.
The regional light rail line from Itäkeskus, Helsinki to Keilaniemi, Espoo.
The LIIKE system is used to control track capacity in an environment consisting of several railway companies. Ramboll has been participating in the development of the system since 2006.
As one of the main activities in the Danish Signalling Programme, almost the entire Danish fleet will be equipped with on board ERTMS.
Ramboll's unique use of indicator-derived evaluation tools confirmed the feasibility of using innovative techniques to identify functional solutions to existing operational and scheduling challenges of Finland’s busiest and most important railway yard.
The Rambøll Consortium is technical consultant to the ERTMS national implementation project in Norway. The project scope is installation on ERTMS in trains, trackside and procurement of a new Traffic Management System (TMS/CTC).
The 23 km Follo Line railway will connect Oslo to the commuter city of Ski. Currently the largest transport project in Norway, it features Norway's longest railway tunnel (19 km) to allow much faster and more frequent trains to Oslo from the south.
Shorter travel distance to the capital.
Built in 1856 — and rebuilt in 1915 — the 51-span Arnside Viaduct carries the Carnforth to Whitehaven railway over the River Kent estuary at a point close to Morecambe Bay. Its deck had suffered considerable deterioration and Network Rail decided to replace it. Our transport engineers undertook a Grip Stage 5 (Form B) design for the superstructure, working closely with contractor May Gurney.
With technology and engineering expertise we were able to launch a much improved bridge for Croydon over 10 operational rail lines while keep trains running and passengers travelling.
Delivering the foundations for Network Rail’s Digital Railway programme will help realise significant network wide benefits for the railway by improving safety and punctuality, helping to maximise capacity, enhancing the customer experience and supporting future economic growth.
Custom House Station is the only Crossrail above ground station. The project involved a new station, predominantly in pre-cast concrete elements, on a tightly constrained site. Ramboll project managed the contractor's design team overseeing 12 separate design disciplines.
The South Devon Link Road Project was one of the biggest construction projects and one of the most complex highways schemes in the South West. Involving many partners and engineering challenges, the project has received awards for considerate practices that show respect to the community and the environment.
Passing through and under the city of Moss, the coming Sandbukta-Moss-Såstad rail link south of Oslo calls for complex rail engineering skills. The project involves the design of double-track rail tunnels in hilly terrain and a modern rail station in the bustling city of Moss.
Richmond station features Transport for London (TfL) District line and Overground trains alongside each other on adjacent platforms. This DEG Signal Ltd project assessed options for the fitment of alternative train protection systems at the station. This will offer TfL full operational flexibility for their Overground fleet across London's suburban rail network.
Ramboll specialists were commissioned to undertake detailed laser scanning surveys of 52 of the 53 stations on the Piccadilly Line, one of London Underground’s major arteries.
Crossrail is delivering a new railway which will be known as the Elizabeth line and will have the capacity to carry 200 million passengers a year once complete. As part of the new line, a new station is being built at Paddington, alongside Brunel’s original building, incorporating 250m long platforms and taking the form of an underground box (265m long x 25m wide x 25m deep).
Chapel Street Bridge is a vital component in Network Rail’s £1bn Northern Hub infrastructure upgrade project, which includes Ordsall Chord. It is also a key part of Central Salford Urban Regeneration scheme.
Grade II* listed Tynemouth Railway Station has undergone extensive refurbishment to preserve its elegant canopy roof and enable its redevelopment as a community venue.
The Port of Helsinki officially opened the new cargo port at Vuosaari, Helsinki on 28 November 2008, which Ramboll helped realise. Finland’s new main port offers efficient transport with frequent shipping services to Central European ports as well as direct connections to the entire Finnish main road and railway network.
Project planning of separate tram networks for two major cities in Finland, Tampere and Turku.
TfL is replacing the three span Power Road Bridge, which carries the A406 North Circular Road (Gunnersbury Avenue) over two Network Rail lines. This complex project involves diversion of utilities onto a new service bridge, and highway bridge deck demolition and replacement works without the need for road closure.
The London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games was Britain's largest peacetime logistical exercise and a major challenge for Transport for London (TfL). London's road network had suffered decades of under-investment preceding TfL’s ownership, and the highest priority structures had to be in a state of good repair before the Games began.
Highbury Corner bridge in central London was one of the eight highest priority structures on Transport for London’s (TfL) road network that were identified as needing intervention and investment. It had to be replaced to reduce the need for disruptive emergency closures in the future. Despite unusual complexities and constraints, full deck replacement took place with only a 20-day road closure and a 195hr rail possession.
York Engineers' Triangle is the UK's largest rail operating centre and was built above the well-preserved foundations of three roundhouse and a Victorian engine shed. Ramboll archaeologists and structural engineers preserved 95% of the archaeological remains.
The road bridge carrying the A1 Holloway Road over the railway line at Upper Holloway station has been replaced. The £25m rebuild project is part of a Transport for London (TfL) scheme to improve London's roads and public spaces. It has been challenging and complex from feasibility to implementation.
The Øresund Link connects the Danish capital Copenhagen with the city of Malmö in southern Sweden by a four lane motorway and a two track electrified railway for high speed (200 km/h) passenger services as well as freight trains.
A new fourteen kilometers double track through the city of Holmestrand will greatly improve the rail services on the Vestfold line. Rambøll is responsible for the design of seven kilometers of the line and Holmestrand Statio
The population in Western part of Sweden is growing and capacity problems on the railways in and around Gothenburg are increasing.
Ramboll is giving expert advice in how to build a railway tunnel, and how to improve the punctuality and the frequency of future rail traffic in Stockholm.
In order to improve the connection between Sørli and Lillehammer in Norway, Ramboll is planning a new 70-kilometre double track railway line.
The line between Aarhus and Hobro in Jutland, Denmark is being upgraded in preparation for high speed trains. This will help reduce travel time between Aalborg in the country’s north and Aarhus to one hour.
As part of the Fehmarn Belt tunnel project, the 110 km railway line between Ringsted and the Fehmarn-link in Rødby will undergo a comprehensive upgrade. The project includes raising the speed limit to 200 km/h and expansion from single to double track between Vordingborg and Rødby. Existing railway stations will be rebuilt and a new station will be built in Holeby. All of this in order to ensure a quick and efficient transportation of cargo and passengers to Germany.
A new campus for the university college, UCC, as well as shops, offices and a 100-metre tall residential tower covering an area of 101.000m2 will be the first of 16 building zones, which together will form a rejuvenated district in central Copenhagen known as Carlsberg City.
In the future Scandinavia and the rest of Europe will be connected by the world's longest road and rail tunnel.
The project for “Nordhavnsvej” is the first stage of a new road to Copenhagen’s Nordhavn (North Harbour). Nordhavn is an old industrial and port area, planned to be developed into a new urban area in the north-eastern part of Copenhagen. When fully developed, the urban area is planned for 40,000 residents and 40,000 workplaces.