Andromeda Engineering Ltd

+44 (0)151 4273802

Company overview

Andromeda is a multidisciplinary rail design and engineering consultancy, established in 2012. Today, the company provides high-quality, cost-efficient engineering solutions that drive innovation and collaborative working. Its award-winning team specialises in:

  • Overhead line equipment design.
  • Low voltage design.
  • Signalling design.
  • Engineering consultancy.

This expert team has supported some of the industry’s highest-profile projects, delivering everything from high-volume design outputs to bespoke solutions to challenging problems.

It also offers consultancy services to clients across the globe, helping them to build internal capability via training and development, system engineering, asset management and more. With offices spanning three continents, the business has a truly global reach; to date, its team has supported market-leading organisations in the UK, Australia, and Qatar.

Andromeda provides a range of specialist rail services, including:


OLE design

Making use of the latest technology, Andromeda’s OLE design engineers can:

  • Develop new basic designs (including site surveying of OLE and infrastructure, supporting other disciplines, and engaging in discussions and workshops.)
  • Develop innovative solutions, working hand-in-hand with stakeholders.
  • Deliver detailed designs (including construction drawings, as-built drawings, and engineering support.)

Andromeda supported the delivery of the award-winning Cardiff Intersection Bridge project, saving its client £19m.


Andromeda is renowned for its transformative LV electrical design solutions. The business can carry out feasibility studies, supply as-built records, and even support customers during their project’s construction phase. Services include:

  • Design.
  • Surveying.
  • Testing.
  • Commissioning.
  • Consultancy.


Signalling design

Thanks to its in-depth understanding of railway signalling systems, the Andromeda team can deliver a variety of signalling services, overseeing projects from concept to handback:

  • Resignalling or alterations to signalling systems.
  • Level crossings, alterations, and renewals.
  • S&C renewals or remodelling.
  • Interlocking alterations.
  • Train detection.
  • Train protection systems.

Andromeda’s signalling designers are highly experienced and licensed under the IRSE Competency System, guaranteeing peace of mind for clients.


Expert services

With wide-ranging rail expertise, Andromeda’s team is well-versed in the design, development, construction, and management of railway infrastructure. Its experts provide:

  • Tendering support.
  • Independent technical reviews.
  • Standards and specification production.
  • Support with new products.
  • Support with dispute resolution.

This agile team can provide ongoing support, working closely and quickly with stakeholders to deliver meaningful results. Learn how it helped to resolve a light rail dispute in North America

This agile team can provide ongoing support, working closely and quickly with stakeholders to deliver meaningful results.

It recently helped to resolve a light rail dispute in North America, simplifying interfaces between lawyers and stakeholders and assessing information thoroughly and pragmatically.

Building capability

Offering everything from interim management to bespoke training and development programmes, Andromeda helps rail organisations to build capability. Its team can:

  • Equip people with practical knowledge of the rail system, covering the various engineering disciplines.
  • Tailor its approach to meet the client’s needs – whether that means developing a large-scale training programme or providing an interim management solution.
  • Deliver a range of remote training courses and events.
  • Provide traditional, classroom-style training.

Asset management

With practical knowledge and ISO 55000 experience, Andromeda’s team can help clients to optimise performance, safety, and whole life cost. Working closely with frontline teams, it supports the development and applications of holistic asset management strategies.

Systems engineering

Delivered by expert engineers, Andromeda’s system engineering services cover:

  • Requirements management.
  • Engineering management.
  • Asset information.
  • Entry into service.
  • Final asset acceptance.

The team helps organisations to grasp complex and abstract concepts, developing their own efficient engineering assurance processes.

Safety Assurance

Andromeda helps organisations to enter new rail systems and products into use, demystifying the approvals process. Its knowledgeable and experienced team:

  • Identifies potential issues.
  • Supports the successful delivery of safety assurance.
  • Ensures best practice is employed and principles are consistent.
  • Helps clients to avoid drawn-out exchanges with stakeholders.


LV design: Great Western Electrification Project

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OLE design: Cardiff Intersection Bridge

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Expert services: technical authoring around the world

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