Pioneer in complex, first-of-a-kind rail projects

Bechtel has worked on more than 300 rail and rail-related projects

Bechtel worked on its first railroad in 1898. We are known for complex, first-of-a-kind projects like the Channel Tunnel, Riyadh Metro, Edmonton LRT, Dulles Corridor Metrorail, MetrôRio and the UK's High Speed 1. We are also raising the bar on sustainability with our pioneering work on Crossrail in London.

Our rail experience and expertise ranges from master planning through to design, procurement, construction, testing, commissioning and handover. As part of our PPP/P3 Edmonton LRT project in Edmonton, Canada, we also have solid operating and maintenance experience.

Bechtel's rail work forms part of our Infrastructure organisation.

Our work includes

Metro and light rail

High speed rail and commuter rail

  • Cross Country Route Modernisation, UK
  • Crossrail and Reading, UK 
  • Eurotunnel, England to France
  • High Speed 1, UK
  • Hong Kong Airport Core Programme  
  • Incheon International Airport Railroad, Republic of Korea
  • Korea High Speed Rail, Korea
  • Program/Amtrak High Speed Train Sets, Washington, DC to Boston
  • Reading Station Area Redevelopment, UK
  • Thameslink 2000, UK
  • West Coast Main Line, UK
  • West Coast Route Modernisation, UK
  • West Rail, Hong Kong, Northeast Corridor Improvement




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Featured expertise

  • Feasibility studies, planning, and preliminary design
  • Project financing and risk management
  • Project and program management
  • Detailed design and construction engineering
  • Safety and assurance management
  • Direct-hire construction and construction management
  • Value engineering
  • High-speed rail systems
  • Mass transit and light-rail systems
  • Surface, underground and elevated structures
  • Stations, terminals, and platforms
  • Buildings, bridges, and tunnels
  • Maintenance facilities, yards, and terminals
  • Signaling, communication, and electrification systems
  • Operational performance and reliability management
  • Rolling stock and equipment
  • Operations and systems analysis
  • Testing, commissioning, and start-up

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