Excellence in rail systems engineering.

Rail Vehicle Engineering
> Program management
> Specification development
> Bid evaluation assistance
> Design review
> Inspection
> Acceptance testing
> Warranty administration
> Technical support
Rail Systems Design / Overhead Wire
> Traction electrification
> High voltage power
> Corrosion control
> Fare collection and revenue management
> Passenger information systems
> Security systems
> Train control, signals and intelligent transport systems
Transportation Planning Services
> Alternatives analysis
> Cost estimation
> Operations simulations
Station Services Design
> Mechanical
> Electrical and lighting
> Fare collection
> Communications
> Hydraulics
> Fire engineering
> Fire protection
> Vertical transportation
Tunnels
> Ventilation
> Fire engineering and smoke modelling
> Fire protection
> L.V. electrical and lighting
> Intelligent transport systems
Maintenance Facilities
> Project management and design coordination
> Industrial design / process planning
> Electrical / mechanical / hydraulics design
> Fire – wet, dry & portable fire protection
> Yard and building track layout
Acoustics
> Environmental assessments
> Noise mitigation
> Construction monitoring
> Speech intelligibility
> Track vibration
  • NYCT and M-Series Car Procurements
    For over four decades, assistance has been provided to Metro-north Railroad, Long Island Rail Road and the connecticut Department of transportation.
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  • Link Light Rail Vehicle and Systems Engineering
    Our team has been providing engineering support to Sound Transit for the implementation of this system since 1998.
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  • Rapid Transit Car Procurement
    For the past twenty years we have assisted New York City Transit (NYCT) with the replacement of a major portion of their rapid transit car fleet.
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  • Tram and Train Operations and Traction Power Modelling
    PTV selected our team to develop comprehensive operations and electrical simulation models of an extensive metropolitan train and tram network.
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See what we have delivered for our clients.

Rail Vehicles

Our vehicle engineering expertise and project experience, which is without parallel in North America, has been successfully applied to Australia. From trams to high speed rail, and all of the permutations in between, we have proven performance in rolling stock procurement and rehabilitation programs.

In New York City alone, we have assisted the local transit and regional rail service providers with the procurement of over 6,700 units of rolling stock. This includes the six most recent series of metro cars totalling over 3,500 vehicles, more than half the fleet, and in excess of 3,200 EMUs accounting for every M-series purchase since the 1960s. The latest metro and EMU fleets have been breaking service reliability records.

In addition, we have done extensive work for the U.S. government-sponsored National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak. Since its inception in the late 1960s, we have supported Amtrak on more than one hundred assignments for intercity passenger service, including the signature Acela high speed rail service operating in Amtrak’s 730km Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington DC.

In Australia, we have been engaged by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) in the procurement of their light rail fleet for the recently completed Inner West Light Rail project, and have teams working within TfNSW on the next round of rolling stock modernisation projects.

Procurement

  • Program management
  • Tender evaluation assistance
  • Specification development
  • Procurement support
  • Design review
  • Production oversight
  • Inspection
  • Acceptance testing
  • Warranty assistance

Technical Services

  • Equipment evaluation and appraisal
  • ƒƒFleet planning
  • Rolling stock re-engineering and modification design
  • Performance monitoring
  • Life cycle maintenance program development
  • Staff training
  • Troubleshooting of systems
  • Component failure analyses
  • Vehicle dynamics modelling
  • Accident repair planning and oversight

Rail Systems & Operations

Our planning professionals are experienced in every type of rail system technology. Drawing on a team that includes not only transportation planners but also engineers who design and manage projects worldwide, we develop solutions that balance technological advancement and proven designs.

Our planning services include:

  • ƒƒEconomic and project feasibility studies
  • Preliminary and conceptual planning
  • Operations concepts, plans and simulations
  • Maintenance analysis and planning
  • Estimation of capital and operating costs

 

Our transportation planners and operations analysis and simulation specialists assist clients in creating optimal facility layouts and capital program deployment. Where capacity constraints limit the potential for future growth, our systems engineers identify cost-effective designs that work around or eliminate those constraints.

Our engineering services include:

  • Design engineering
  • Design support during construction
  • Construction management/oversight
  • Commissioning
  • Warranty support
  • ƒRepair and upgrade project management
  • TrainOps® modelling capability is offered in Australia and New Zealand by NDYLTK Rail, and is supported by the rail systems and software professionals of LTK Engineering Services in the United States.

 

NDYLTK’s TrainOps® software supports the assessment of future operating plans and provides an understanding of their operational impacts before they are placed in service.

TrainOps®’ incorporates rapid modeling capabilities, including the ability to import infrastructure information from external data sources, allowing for fast turn-around in simulating all of the alternatives.

Traction Power and Distribution

  • Traction electrification
  • High voltage power
  • Overhead wiring
  • Systemwide electrical
  • Corrosion control

Signalling and Train Control

  • Safe train separation
  • Train routing and dispatching
  • Level crossing warning systems
  • Intelligent transport systems

Fare Collection and Revenue Systems

  • Ticket media vending
  • Fare collection, inspection and access control
  • Revenue collection and processing
  • Audits and data management

Communications and Operations Control

  • Radio and telephone systems
  • Systemwide fibre optic networks
  • Public address
  • Passenger information systems
  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
  • Security systems
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

Railway Infrastructure

Designing systems and services for railway infrastructure requires a comprehensive understanding of both rail operations and building services. We have the expertise to provide quality services solutions while accounting for the specific requirements of rail owners, operators, employees and passengers.

Our building services engineering offering includes:

  • ƒƒAcoustics
  • Audio Visual
  • BIM
  • Communications
  • Controls & Integration
  • Electrical
  • Fire Engineering
  • Fire Protection
  • Hydraulics
  • ICT Consultancy
  • Interiors
  • Lighting Design
  • Mechanical
  • Security
  • Sustainability
  • Vertical Transportation

Traction Power and Distribution

  • Master planning and infrastructure planning
  • Lighting and security 3D modelling and integration
  • Communications systems integration: ticketing, help points, passenger information, hearing loops, CCTV
  • Systems integration and commissioning management

Maintenance Facilities

  • Industrial design and process planning
  • Yard and building track layout
  • Traction power and signalling systems
  • Environmental impacts

Operations/control centres

  • System critical electrical services design: UPS, standby generators and redundant power paths
  • Data centres and associated services
  • Interiors fitout

Tunnels

  • Ventilation
  • Fire/life safety engineering and smoke modelling
  • Fire protection and hydraulics
  • HV/LV and backup power
  • Standard and feature tunnel lighting
  • Noise and vibration modelling/monitoring