Urban Public Transport

Urban Public Transport

Continuous urbanisation in developing and emerging countries, lack of available funding, organisational constraints and increasing environmental awareness are some of the key challenges for urban public transport.

Meeting these challenges requires expertise in numerous technical, financial and operational fields and a comprehensive understanding of their impact on urban public transport. At Pöyry, we are dedicated to supporting both public and private sector clients, and achieving tailor-made sustainable solutions for their specific transport needs.

Our motivated employees are widely recognised as transportation specialists, including planners, system engineers, traffic engineers, economists and other professionals from related disciplines that make up our core team for urban public transport projects.

Our multi-disciplinary project teams offer consultancy services for all project phases - from master planning, feasibility studies, design and engineering up to technical assistance during commissioning and operation. We provide all the expertise required to develop a project in each phase.

Our professional approach towards analysis and problem solving of specific urban transportation issues is based on an in-depth understanding of a variety of system types including buses, tramways, light rail transit, metro and commuter rail systems. Each system has its own specific characteristics in terms of capacity, implementation costs, and upgrade potential etc. Given that the most appropriate system is determined by an urban environment, integration with other transport modes plays a key role.

Systems & Technologies

Engineering of transportation systems is based on an integrated approach of technical and economic expertise and involves a wide range of disciplines. Quality and performance of solutions depends on the right decisions at the right time and often extend into very much detail of the components involved.

Planning & Operation

Success in public transport is the outcome of a multitude of planning decisions both on strategic and implementation levels.

Infrastructure Engineering

Infrastructure engineering comprises all disciplines for the design and implementation of public transport system facilities: trackwork, roads and utilities, tunnels, bridges and other civil structures, environmental and urban integration. Furthermore, funding and building license applications, noise and vibration studies, surveying and many other specialist services are provided. Assistance during implementation of these procedures and their implementation in the public and political areas is also provided. The implementation includes project management, quality assurance, as-built documentation and cash-flow supervision.

Electromechanical Engineering

Quality and performance of modern transportation systems depends largely on technical equipment. In this area progress has been considerably rapid.

Organisation & Finance

Organisation and management of public transport companies and operations have gained increasing attention since competition intensified. Business approaches are more comprehensive than simply looking at quality and economy of operation.

Green Rail Engineering

Read more about our Green rail engineeringon our Rail Systems page.