Network Rail Consulting to Support California High-Speed Rail Construction

UK consultancy company, Network Rail Consulting has been awarded a 73.2 million USD contract to provide systems engineering services for California’s High-Speed Rail Program.

This project will see trains operating at 200 mph between Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as later connections to Sacramento and San Diego.

operating the high-speed network, which will eventually total 800 miles of railway with up to 24
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building, and operating the high-speed network, which will eventually total 800 miles of railway with up to 24 stations

Under this contract, Network Rail Consulting will directly support the California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Rail and Operations Delivery Branch with active construction until May 2029.

Network Rail Consulting Inc’s Chief Executive and Network Rail Consulting Global Managing Director, Nigel Ash, said:

“Having been involved in the development of the California High-Speed Rail Program since 2015, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to continue our support to the California High-Speed Rail Authority to help deliver this important investment that is poised to be one of the most transformative infrastructure programs in US history.”

Specifically, Network Rail Consulting will provide support with asset management, rail engineering, design and construction, network integration, programme compliance, start-up and commissioning.

It will assist with Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) certification, rule of applicability, system safety and security.

Furthermore, the company will provide commercial support for track, systems, and trainsets contracts.

Throughout the contract period, Network Rail Consulting will work with international consultants, Egis and Ricardo, as well as six local California companies: C2PM, D.R McNatty & Associates, Inc., GCM Consulting, Inc., Intueor Consulting, Inc., LOR Consulting Group LLC, and NSI Engineering, Inc.

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