High Speed Rail
SYSTRA has been at the forefront of high speed rail engineering for over 30 years. We have planned, designed, overseen the construction and tested close to half of the world’s HSR lines.
In 2017 alone, SYSTRA completed and delivered three high speed lines: South Europe Atlantic (SEA), Nîmes-Montpellier Bypass and the Brittany-Loire high speed line in France.
Our work has been widely influential, helping to define European standards governing high speed rail.
We played a major role in HS1 in the UK, including leading the design and construction of engineering structures, track and catenary, signalling, control-command and power supply, and supervision of the construction phase.
Our understanding and experience of high-speed operation means that we factor in maintenance and operation from the start of design.
SYSTRA is committed to developing the future of high speed rail to make it more affordable and faster to build, with infrastructure that is robust and easier to maintain. We are continually developing new concepts for high speed, such as short-span bridges adapted for trains speeds of up to 350-400 km/hour.
We undertake appraisal and engineering feasibility of high speed rail schemes throughout the world. We prepare robust patronage forecasts and have produced successful business cases for new routes and line extensions as well as new and expanded stations.