Rail

With a vast knowledge and an in-depth skill base in the rail sector BuroHappold 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 BuroHappold 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 BuroHappold’s work.

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10/01/2012

BuroHappold, 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. BuroHappold 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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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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11/01/2012

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

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10/01/2012

Working closely with the architects, BuroHappold 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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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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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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18/11/2011

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

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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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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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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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