Rail Engineering


Our team of civil and structural engineers have a wealth of experience working and designing on the UK railway. We understand the specific requirements and demands of the railway and always provide solutions that are practical, buildable and manage risk.

At the heart of our strength lies the belief that all great railway infrastructure solutions are established in close collaboration with both the client and the contractor.  We work hard to develop strong working relationships that ensure all design decisions improve the project outcomes.  

In our 40 years’ experience, we have overseen many challenging and demanding engineering projects in the railway, including Kings Cross Square, Charing Cross Platform Replacement and a number of control centres on the London Underground network


Twyford Station - Foundation Design

Robert West are once again involved with the Crossrail project as the changes it brings require modernisation across the rail network.

Crossrail trains utilise Driver Only Operation (DOO) technology and require new cameras and associated cable routes at Crossrail stations to enable the system to operate.

At Twyford Station in Buckinghamshire Robert West were commissioned by Fourway Communications to carry out the civil design for the DOO scheme. This included the design of the concrete foundations for the DOO cameras, the associated cable routing, canopy camera brackets and a structural assessment of the existing station canopy.

Leighton Buzzard Footbridge

A pedestrian footbridge, originally built in the late 1800’s, had been identified as unsafe and was closed to the public in January 2019.

Robert West engineers were commissioned by Leeke Associates (lead designers for the scheme) to undertake the Temporary Works design for the removal of the bridge in a similar way to that shown in our video of the removal of Oxford Road footbridge.

The footbridge provided pedestrians and cyclists with a method of crossing from one side of the railway line to the other.  Our Transport Planners are undertaking a feasibility study to identify the affect of the removal of the bridge for members of the public.

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