Railway Transport


Rail passenger transport has played an important role in urban, suburban, as well as on medium and long-haul routes, considered a structuring and high-capacity mode. The main challenge in this sector is to promote its integration throughout the travel chain, enabling the rail mode to effectively fulfil its role.


Rail freight transport has been growing in Portugal, although its share is relatively small compared to the other modes of transport. However, the need to adopt more environmentally and energy-efficient modes will lead to a progressive increase in its share, raising very important issues regarding integration, regulation and management, whose resolution is fundamental to ensure a flow of processes that allows the maintenance of high levels of economic efficiency and service.


The vast experience and the diversity of projects in this area guarantee a rigorous and updated approach to the projects we carry out.


In our curriculum, we include studies and projects for passenger, freight and mixed rail systems, in urban (light and heavy metro), suburban, regional, interregional and international (conventional and high-speed systems) environments, enabling us to offer a wide range of skills related to the railway sector as well as a systemic view on the issues related to this mode.

Railway Transport


Strategic level
  • Studies on the evaluation of the role of the railway in logistic chains (and logistics platforms), in connection with port infrastructures or as a structuring element of multimodal corridors.


Tactical level
  • Multicriteria analysis of railway corridors
  • Evaluation of socio-economic impacts
  • Cost-benefit and financial analysis
  • Demand studies
  • Interface systems
  • Design of public transport networks, in which railways consist of the structuring element of the mobility system


Operational Level
  • Definition of tariffs and evaluation of use rates
  • Surveys and construction of origin-destination matrices
  • Assessment of passenger satisfaction levels
  • Monitoring systems


our experience

  • Studies on the main corridors of the TEN-T network - Lot 7 - Atlantic corridor
  • Preparation of a study on the movement of goods in the port of Sines and on the economic and financial feasibility of the construction of a new railway access to Spain
  • Impacts of the development of the ports of the Atlantic facade on the activity of the rail freight corridor in the short-medium and long term
  • Demand Study for the rail freight link between Sines-Setúbal-Lisboa / Caia
  • Evaluation Report on the Beira Baixa railway corridor
  • Demand study for the Portuguese "Linha do Norte"
  • Exploration model for Lisbon-Madrid and Porto-Vigo high-speed connections
  • Demand Studies for the Cascais Line and for the Sintra-Azambuja Line
  • Transport Planning model for the Mondego Metro
  • Modelling of a light rail transit in Baixada Santista, São Paulo
  • Interface network of the metro of Porto
  • Interfaces of the Metropolitano de Lisboa with other Heavy Modes
  • Demand studies for the expansion of the Lisbon, Porto and Mondego subway networks

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