Rail

With a vast knowledge and an in-depth skill base in the rail sector Buro Happold understands that rail related projects are complex by nature and require a diverse mix of engineering disciplines to achieve their successful delivery.

Be it the design of a station,  bridge, buildings, coastal defences or any of many other structures within a railway environment, we have the in depth experience to create innovative, economical and sustainable solutions to meet our clients’ varied briefs.

People movement, fire engineering and disability access requirements often need to be considered at the beginning rather than the end of the design process. Our rail sector is ideally placed to embrace these multi-disciplinary skills and provide holistic, coherent and integrated design solutions.

We are aware that the long term future of rail and its sustainable growth is largely dependent on doing things better, at lower cost and more efficiently. We are currently developing modular solutions, based around a proven and successful Buro Happold patented technology adapted to the benefit of station car parks and bridges.

Our aim, as ever, is to ensure creative solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of clients, striving for the best possible design, operational standards and ease of maintenance. An imaginative approach to design delivers unique, advanced projects, which is a key element in Buro Happold’s work.

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Project

10/01/2012

Buro Happold, along with HOK and Parsons Brinkerhoff, are designing the major new transit center in downtown Anaheim that’s envisioned as a hub for California’s future high-speed rail network, as well as for Amtrak, commuter rail and other regional transit lines. The station will accommodate passenger arrivals, departures and transfers with supporting retail, restaurants and passenger services within the building. Buro Happold is providing MEP engineering, complete enclosure and facade rationalization, BIM modeling, energy modeling, daylighting, lighting simulation, and sustainability and LEED consultancy.

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Haramain High Speed Rail
Buro Happold

News

19/02/2014

Buro Happold has been involved in nine of the 25 biggest construction projects across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The multitude of Buro Happold projects featured on the list is testament to the Gulf region a

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Communications and Intellectual Capital
Buro Happold

Blog

18/12/2013

In December 2013 the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and in response we're posting a series of blogs which highlight those aspects that caught our attention. In our third blog we look at wh

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Philip Bates
Buro Happold

Blog

10/12/2013

Last week the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and to celebrate the event we will be posting a series of blogs on different aspects of the plan. The aim is not to provide a definitive summary...

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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Buro Happold

Blog

21/08/2013

In 2009 I gave an interview to Local Transport Today (LTT) under the heading “HSR could be an answer but are we asking the right question?” Well, the situation in 2013 looks both different and depressingly similar. For those who...

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News

25/07/2013

Buro Happold was invited to participate in Deutsche Bahn’s annual innovation workshop 2013 that took place in Berlin on 16th-17th July.

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Blog

12/07/2013

Ramadan started in the Middle East on Wednesday (10th July) after the moon sighting committee had spotted the crescent moon and it will last for 29 or...

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Buro Happold

Blog

05/07/2013

Transport infrastructure has probably not been so high on the UK’s political agenda since the heady days of Canal and Railway mania in the mid to late 19th century. So it was perhaps no surprise to see the headline in the...

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News

13/06/2013

It’s official. Team Structures has won this year’s Bike to Work Challenge at Buro Happold’s West Coast offices edging out Team MEP with a total of 1,771 miles commuted by alternative transportation during the month of May. In the...

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Philip Bates
Buro Happold

Opinion

30/01/2013

For those who buy in to the Keynesian view of infrastructure and economic development, some of the recent comments by members of the UK Government on infrastructure are a positive sign. For example, Deputy Prime Minister Nick...

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Buro Happold

Project

05/09/2012

The Docklands Light Railways (DLR) was initially developed as a new low cost transport system to access the areas where development would take place within the London Docklands Development Zone. Construction of the initial system started in 1984 and was opened to passengers in 1987. However, the success of the regeneration in the Docklands soon put pressure on this system, and demand grew for more extensions, especially to the south under the River Thames.

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Project

11/01/2012

As part of the Maunsell Aecom / Aedas JV, Buro Happold won the competition to carry out the detailed design for the Express Rail Link West Kowloon Terminus in Hong Kong.

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Project

10/01/2012

Working closely with the architects, Buro Happold completed the successful redevelopment of the tube station at Hounslow East. The development created new office areas, reception and ticket hall.

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Buro Happold

Project

20/12/2011

Stretching between Mecca and Medinah via Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City, the brand new 460km long Haramain High Speed Rail project is a bold step towards a truly connected Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our team have designed the four main stations, combining efficiency and aestethics into landmarks for the cities they are serving.

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Buro Happold

Project

20/12/2011

As part of an extensive upgrade, London Underground have commissioned a large new substation building to supply power to the improved rolling stock on the Metropolitan, Circle, District and Hammersmith and City Lines. The Bulk Supply Point at Griffith House, a congested central London site, will be home to hundreds of tonnes of transformers designed to improve the connection between the Underground and the National Grid.

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Buro Happold

Video

18/11/2011

Listen to Professor Cook talk about his innovative work on Dresden Station

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Buro Happold

Project

26/09/2011

Stratford Town City Link was a proposal for a new state of the art pedestrian bridge over a railway that links Stratford station in east London to a new shopping complex developed by Westfield.

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Buro Happold

Project

05/05/2011

Dresden Station is one of the largest stations in Germany, acting as one of two main transport hubs for the city. The late 19th century station, originally completed in 1898, links Dresden to Berlin and Prague.  Damage in...

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Buro Happold

Project

05/05/2011

San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center will sit as a multi-modal transit hub linking bus, rail and light rail systems within the west coast state of California. It will provide the terminus for the future California High Speed...

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Buro Happold

Justin Phillips

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David Herd

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