Pioneer in complex, first-of-a-kind rail 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, MetrĂ´Rio and the UK's High Speed 1. We are also raising the bar on sustainability with our pioneering work on Crossrail in London.

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We Build Rail

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

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.


  • 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

Women In Rail

Signature Projects

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Metro and light rail

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High speed rail and commuter rail