Railway Transport



Rail passenger transport plays a major role in urban, suburban and medium-long distance connections, shouldering the role of a structuring and high-capacity mode. Fostering its integration in the travel chain while creating conditions to effectively fulfill its structural function steps in as the main challenge.


Rail freight share of transport has been growing, though being small relative to other modes of transport (mainly low in Portugal, representing less than 10% whichever the indicator used for this comparison). However, its gradual increase is expected, driven by the need to shift to less environmentally and energetically harmful modes of transport which raises important questions on integration (gauge, electrification, control systems, etc.), regulation and management to ensure a flow of processes capable of ‘preserving high levels of economic and service efficiency.


why you should choose tis

The vast experience and diversity of projects in this area guarantee a rigorous and up-to-date approach in the projects we are involved.


Passenger, freight and mixed rail systems in urban (subway and light rail), suburban, regional, interregional and international (conventional and high-speed systems) environment are an integral part of our curriculum, which allows us to provide a vast spectrum of skills related to railway mode of transport and a systemic view of the issues.


Railway Transport

How we can help you

Our areas of expertise summarize as follows

Strategic level
  • Studies to evaluate the role of the railroad in logistics chains (and logistics platforms), in articulation with port infrastructures or as a structuring element of multimodal corridors


Tactical level
  • Multicriteria analysis of corridors
  • Evaluation of socioeconomic impacts
  • Cost-benefit and financial analysis
  • Research studies
  • Interface systems
  • Design of public transport networks, in which rail is the structuring element of the mobility system


Operational Level
  • Definition of tariffs and evaluation of the usage rate
  • Inquiries and construction of origin-destination matrices
  • Assessment of the level of passenger satisfaction
  • Monitoring systems


our experience

Some of our experience in this area of business

  • Studies on the main corridors of the TEN-T - Lot 7 network - Atlantic corridor, European Commission
  • Elaboration of a study on the movement of goods in the port of Sines and the economic and financial viability of the construction of a new railway access to Spain, APS
  • France - Bordeaux - Railway Engineering Services,
  • Demand Study for rail freight linking, Sines-Setúbal-Lisbon / Caia
  • Report on the railway corridor of Beira Baixa, Guarda Municipal Council
  • Demand Study for the Northern Line, Infrastructures of Portugal
  • Exploration model for Lisbon-Madrid and Porto-Vigo high-speed connections, AVEP
  • Search Studies for the Cascais Line and for the Sintra-Azambuja Line
  • Transport planning model for the Mondego Metro
  • Modeling of a fast tram from Baixada Santista, São Paulo
  • Porto’s Metro Interface Network
  • Study on the interfaces between Lisbon’s Metro and other Heavy Modes
  • Demand studies for the expansion of the Lisbon, Porto and Mondego Metro network

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