Rail Services

Rail Engineering Design

Hardstands. Level Crossings. Turnouts. Spurs. Loops. Shared Paths. Permanent Way.

Lycopodium provides design services throughout all stages of a rail project lifecycle – from feasibility and concept to detailed design.

Whether for a large intermodal facility, a track reconditioning design, or anything in between, our team is recognised as one of the premier rail design partners in Australia, ensuring designs that are constructible and fit-for-purpose with longevity in mind.

Our people have direct design and management experience across a range of rail infrastructure, from heavy haul freight networks to mixed freight and passenger interstate networks and restricted grain lines.

Track and Civil Design

Safe, efficient and sustainable principles are central to every design that we produce.

Our permanent way design and documentation extends to plain line track alignment, turnouts, special track work and design of track components.

We see the big picture and are adept at track structure design and assessment; formation and earthworks design; drainage design; track stability assessments; and all associated civil design requirements.

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Yard and Terminal Design

Intermodal Facilities. Logistics hubs. Ports. Hardstands. Maintenance facilities.

We have worked with many of the nation’s biggest names in rail freight and logistics to create fit-for-purpose designs that ensure safe, efficient movement of freight, raw materials and agricultural produce, the goods that keep our economy moving.

Whether a one-off small project or a large-scale world-class facility, Lycopodium has the experience and technical capability you can trust.

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Level Crossing Design

From delivering a study or assessment, to creating the design or project managing the construction, Lycopodium has a breadth of level crossing experience throughout the asset’s lifecycle. We have delivered numerous LX upgrades, conducted sighting distance compliance assessments and designed crossings for clients across Australia.

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Track Rating / Upgrades

Factors such as population growth and climate change are influencing the nation’s freight task, necessitating rail upgrades to ensure that our infrastructure can keep pace with these changes. Our Lycopodium rail design team specialises in increasing axle loads, increasing speed capacity, line reopening assessments, track slews, duplications, and various improvements to existing lines.

From first principles assessment, we will consider your brownfield project and provide fit-for-purpose designs that ensure you to get maximum value from your asset by considering whole-of-life assessment.

We provide studies, business cases, independent assessments, detailed designs and project management to ensure our rail network can meet demand today and into the future.

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Bridges, Culverts and Structures

Rail design involves much more than just track and ballast, extending to the assets and structures that support the rail, including bridges, culverts, drainage and surrounding civil works. Our designs address all below rail infrastructure, capable of managing your project from concept to IFC and construction, through to maintenance and renewal of existing assets.

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The way we work, works.

See for yourself just how well our flexible, stop-at-nothing approach works
for clients in a variety of industries requiring our rail engineering design services.

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