Ove Arup and Partners

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Shaping and delivering major rail projects

Trusted sustainable development consultancy Ove Arup and Partners delivers major rail projects across the globe, supporting both public and private sector clients. A specialist in transformative rail, it brings together systems thinking, cutting-edge technology, and industry expertise. And, whether its consultants are optimising existing assets or designing a new rail network, they draw on a wealth of experience and strategic know-how.

The Arup team specialises in:

  • Design.
  • Delivery.
  • Integration.
  • Unlocking value.
  • Optimisation.

These services are delivered by a global team of consultants, who can support clients anywhere in the world, and at any stage of the project lifecycle.

Founded by engineer and philosopher Sir Ove Arup, Arup is committed to developing truly sustainable communities, cities, and infrastructure. Its values were laid out by Sir Ove in 1970:

  • Total architecture.
  • Humane organisation.
  • Straight and honourable dealings.
  • Social usefulness.
  • Reasonable prosperity.

Learn more about the organisation, its values, and its purpose here.

Arup’s team provides support in five key areas:


The company offers end-to-end infrastructure design services, covering everything from routes to architecture and master planning. The goal – to ensure that every project delivers maximum benefits.

Click here to learn more about Arup’s work on the transformative Texas Central High-Speed Train line


Arup is a trusted delivery partner, managing major rail programmes decisively and efficiently, and helping clients to mobilise their teams.

Learn how it helped to launch Transport for the North, the UK’s first sub-national transport body, here.


Integrating legacy systems with new data and technologies, Arup helps clients to operate more efficiently.

Learn more about its work on the Great Western Intercity Express Programme here.


Arup’s specialists identify the maximum potential value in projects and sites, benefitting a range of stakeholders.

Read more about its work with AXA Investment Managers Real Assets (AXA IM).


Working closely with owners and operators, the Arup team develops whole-life asset management strategies that optimise performance and value.

Learn about its data management work for Network Rail.

The Arup team works across every mode of rail, including metro and mass transit, high-speed, light rail, and heavy rail and freight.

The future of rail is here

From machine learning to data analytics, digital technology is transforming the rail industry. Arup helps clients to tap into the benefits these innovations bring, pinpointing their vision and developing a strategy.

Related services

Rail systems: working closely with clients, the Arup team designs, plans, operates, and even maintains complicated rail systems.

Rail infrastructure: including civil and structural engineering, architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, geotechnics, environmental studies, station, tunnel, viaduct and depot design, and noise and vibration.

Digital rail: helping clients to adopt tomorrow’s digital technologies.

Rail architecture: using the latest digital tools to help clients realise their vision.

Advisory: clear, rigorous advisory services, covering economics and finance, people and organisations, assets and operations, strategy and insights, and programmes and project delivery.