Network Rail Consulting to provide systems engineering for CHSRA through May 2029

Network Rail Consulting to provide systems engineering for CHSRA through May 2029 Image credit: CHSRA

Network Rail Consulting Inc. has been awarded a $73.2 million contract to provide systems engineering services to California High Speed Rail Program. Network Rail Consulting will directly support the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) rail and operations delivery branch in a partner role through to May 2029.

Services supported by Network Rail Consulting will include: 

  • Asset management, 
  • Rail engineering support and oversight, 
  • Design and construction operations and maintenance oversight, 
  • Network integration and program compliance, 
  • Start-up and commissioning, 
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) certification, 
  • Rule of applicability,
  • System safety and security and track, systems and trainsets contracts commercial support.

Network Rail Consulting will be supported by international consultants, Egis and Ricardo, together with six local California companies, C2PM, D.R McNatty & Associates, Inc., GCM Consulting, Inc., Intueor Consulting, Inc., LOR Consulting Group LLC and NSI Engineering, Inc.

The first dedicated high-speed railway in the USA, California's high-speed network will see 200-mph trains linking the Los Angeles basin with San Francisco, with later branches to Sacramento and San Diego. The CHSRA is responsible for planning, designing, building and operating the high-speed network, which will eventually total 800 miles of railway with up to 24 stations. In addition, the authority is working with regional partners to implement a statewide rail modernization plan.

Source: NRC