The demand for fast and frequent travel is on the rise and aviation can’t meet the demand alone. In nations with an existing culture of rail, usage patronage is increasing, and countries without established networks are investing to meet the challenges of connecting cities and getting commuters into urban areas.
Overcrowded roads, the environmental agenda and people living further away from the place they work is putting extra emphasis on the rail in both established and developing markets. While the motivation is there to invest, the post-financial crisis it’s commerciality and a robust business case that’s key. Capital projects such as high-speed rail links, which offer a complementary solution to that provided by investment in aviation, need inherent longevity and sustainable cost-effectiveness to get off the ground.
Despite the benefits rail projects can bring – to people, businesses and regions – their progress can be hindered by concerns about environmental impact, spiralling costs, varied stakeholder interests and lack of consensus that the intended outcomes will be achieved. Prior project learnings are essential to inform decision-making and address concerns.
Quant and Measur has experience of delivering rail infrastructure and stations. Some of our key projects have involved the refurbishment of five railway arches for light industrial and storage space and kiosk premise to be refurbished to A1 usage and major station enhancement schemes, providing pre and post contract commercial support, the provision of commercial support in the delivery of a 118-kilometre railway line under in London and the home counties to accommodate a New high frequency, high capacity railway for London and the South East and the Support of major underground stations modernisation feasibility/design development.