As our cities continue to grow, rail infrastructure will play an increasingly important role in providing lower carbon transportation for people and goods, stimulating economic regeneration and connecting people and communities.
Through direct delivery, innovative partnering and joint venture arrangements, we deliver metro and light rail, underground, mass transit commuter, freight and heavy haul rail networks. Our multi-disciplinary experience includes programme management, civil engineering and tunnelling, and rail systems to include track construction, electrification services, signalling, and maintenance services gained through the delivery of unique rail systems in across the globe.
In Australia, our track record in the delivery of mining infrastructure, particularly in enabling the transportation of minerals from pit to port, has made us a highly regarded partner to the world’s largest natural resource companies. Today we deliver rail infrastructure in every operating jurisdiction in our Australia Hub.
In the UK we have delivered rail projects from rural infrastructure upgrades to ‘live’ urban interchange stations – working both above and deep underground – in a technically demanding, highly regulated sector. Our portfolio boasts projects such as the refurbishment of London’s iconic St Pancras International, Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield’s main station. We have also played a key role in national infrastructure for Manchester Metrolink, HS2 and East West Rail, while in the capital we have delivered a number of key stations for Crossrail and London Underground.
Our experienced teams of railway engineering professionals, and specialist plant and equipment, enable us to deliver certainty on the most complex projects.
Meet our rail sector specialists
Emma Gilchrist is Laing O’Rourke’s infrastructure sector specialist and has worked as an engineer, design manager and bid manager.
She has developed Laing O'Rourke's UK infrastructure strategy with a focus on innovating to deliver high quality, greener infrastructure.
David Robotham brings more than 25 years’ experience in the rail sector to the role. He has worked in rail for his entire career, joining Laing O’Rourke in 2009 and has worked across a number of major projects and portfolios, including Operational General Manager roles and also in leadership roles for Victoria’s North Eastern Program Alliance (NEPA, More Trains More Services and Novo Rail. In this role, David is responsible for setting Laing O’Rourke’s rail sector strategy, establishing delivery partnerships, driving collaboration through client engagement and managing the pursuit process for the major pipeline of rail projects across the country.
Ryan Alach brings more than 20 years of experience managing complex projects in the infrastructure sector. Joining Laing O’Rourke in 2016, he has built a reputation as a trusted advisor for government agencies delivering key city-shaping projects in Western Australia including Elizabeth Quay and City East Alliance. Ryan has a passion for building the capacity of the West Australian supply chain, supporting local jobs and economic development and using major projects as a platform to drive greater social inclusion and develop young professionals into rewarding careers.
Our experience in rail
A timeline of some of our rail projects.
More Trains More Services (MTMS) - Australia.
East West Rail Phase 2 - UK.East West RailArrow Icon
Sydney Metro Sydenham Station Junction (SSJ) - Australia.
Metronet Morley to Ellenbrook - Australia.
Paramatta Light Rail - Australia.
TAP 3 Tranche 2 - Australia.
SEPA Cranbourne - Australia.
SEPA Manchester & Maroondah - Australia.
SEPA Hallam Road - Australia.
Sydney Metro Central Station Main Works - Australia.
HS2 enabling works (area North) - UK.
Flinders Link Rails Extension - Australia.
Crossrail - Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street, Custom House and Canary Wharf - UK.
SEPA Glenferrie Road and Tooronga - Australia.
Northern Line extension - UK.Northern Line ExtensionArrow Icon
North Shore Corridor Works - Australia.
MTM Track Renewals - Australia.
Main Northland North Shore Corridor Works Project - Australia.
Manchester Metrolink - Trafford Park Line, Second City Crossing, Manchester Airport Line, Oldham-Rochdale Line, East Manchester Line, South Manchester Line, Media City - UK.Manchester MetrolinkArrow Icon
Sydney Light Rail Early Works - Australia.
SEPA Toorak Road - Australia.South Eastern Program AllianceArrow Icon
NSW Easy Access - Australia.
Novorail Alliance - Australia.
Torrens Rail Junction Project - Australia.
Perth Stadium Station - Australia.
NEPA Lower Plenty Road, Rosanna - Australia.
NEPA Grange Road, Alphington - Australia.
Wynyard Station Upgrade NSW - Australia.
Bond Street underground station.
Wickenham Transport Interchange Project - Australia.
New Generation Rollingstock Train Maintenance Facility - Australia
Stafford area improvement programme - UK.
Adelaide Electrification Project - Australia.
Farringdon station redevelopment - UK.
Sunbury Electrification - Australia.
Adelaide Metropolitan Railway SA
Hornsby Platform 5 and Stabling project - Australia.
Chatswood Transport Interchange - Australia