AECOM strengthens rail business with Tritech Rail


AECOM announced that it has acquired the trading interests of Tritech Rail – a UK-based market leader in rail services specialising in areas from infrastructure surveying and design to electrification.

With headquarters in Wigan, Lancashire, the firm was founded in 1999 as a permanent-way engineering consultancy and has now grown into a multiskilled civil engineering consultancy. High-profile recent projects include East London line (surveying and management); Victoria Line upgrade, London (design); Thameslink programme, London and South East (design optioneering ); Etches Park traincare facility, Derbyshire (survey and track design); Ayrshire platform extensions, Scotland ( permanent way and overhead line electrification design support) and surveying for the Dublin Area Rapid Transit railway in the Republic of Ireland

“We are delighted that Tritech Rail has now become part of our business,” says David Watters, managing director of AECOM’s Transportation business in Europe. “We are particularly delighted that we are now able to offer clients a broader range of services including: infrastructure surveying and design (permanent way and electrification), route clearance and structure gauging analysis, project and technical support from feasibility through to commissioning.”

Ian Rawlinson, director of Tritech Rail said, “This is a fantastic day for the company.  Joining forces with AECOM unites two market leaders in rail consultancy and specialist technical services. The synergies between the businesses will bring real benefits to our clients and we look forward to driving innovation and value through all aspects within the rail marketplace.”

The Tritech Rail deal continues AECOM’s growth and investment in its rail consultancy business which included in May this year the acquisition of INOCSA Ingenieria. With headquarters in Spain and a strong presence in Romania and Bosnia, INOCSA extends AECOM’s footprint and expertise in transportation – especially high-speed rail. The firm, which provides services in architecture, design, engineering, programme management and urban planning, has more than 550 employees with offices across Europe and Latin America.


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