Enabling and assuring the transformation to deliver tomorrow’s railway
Unique within the rail industry, QinetiQ offers the consultancy services the industry needs across the full spectrum of complex railway programmes, from policy making to assured delivery.
Our rail services team brings extensive knowledge and experience of the rail industry, with over 25 years of practical experience of dealing with the full range of issues in these complex programmes.
We have rail technical expertise in our core team of Rail Consultants, which is backed by the depth of expertise that the broader QinetiQ business offers. Our breadth and depth of proven services with strengths in requirements and system engineering, programme delivery, system integration and safety assurance is supported by a range of tools and methodologies enable us to support the full life cycle from concept to disposal.
Every challenge requires a unique solution and our people know how to bring together the skills and expertise to develop specific, successful answers to complex problems.
Our rail experience is extensive. we have successfully delivered projects for key industry players including the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), Office of Rail Regulation (ORR), Crossrail, London Underground, Transport for London, Network Rail, Alstom, Invensys Rail, and Bombardier Transportation.
Transform and Innovate
With our expertise in innovation, transformation management and the development of standards and processes, QinetiQ is well-placed to support government organisations and infrastructure managers in transforming the rail industry. We offer technical services and advice to help you achieve your vision and provide a more sustainable, safe, dependable, customer-focussed, future-proof railway.
Integrate Complex Systems
QinetiQ takes the complexity associated with integrating large and complex systems and make it simple for you. We help you to deliver a fit for purpose system on time and on budget; we identify and manage the requirements and interface issues, validate them, understand the associated risks and identify the best options. We advise on the impact of these options on the availability and life cycle cost of your system.
Integrate System Intelligence
We deliver usable intelligence and enable timely decision making through our world class technical services and solutions in data and information exploitation. We assure the reliable communication and data that are critical to system intelligence integration by underpinning our solution with our extensive knowledge of cyber security, data fusion, and communications.
Optimise Your Railway Operations
QinetiQ helps you plan for the future of your rail operation and to successfully deliver this vision through our expertise in rail privatisation, franchise management, and train planning.
Deliver Complex Programmes
We help you deliver complex programmes on time and to budget, from procurement through to risk management, system integration and acceptance. We draw upon over 50 years experience advising and supporting government and commercial organisations on delivering large, complex, safety-critical programmes. We partner with you to deliver your promise, complementing and adding value to your organisation with specific domain knowledge, understanding and expertise.
Assure the Safety of Your System
We assure the safety of your system by managing the assurance and acceptance of your system and software against international standards by using our extensive experience in safety, system assurance, and independent safety assessment. We draw upon QinetiQ’s 110 safety consultants, one of the largest independent safety teams in the UK, whose expertise covers the whole safety life cycle from safety planning through safety case authoring to acceptance.
Put the User at the Heart of Your System
We help you optimise the effective training of your operation and maintenance teams by drawing upon our experience to develop appropriate training solutions; courses, e-learning or immersive simulation. Our human factor consultants support you to optimise the usability of your system and the efficiency of your people.