Metro & light rail


Peter Aarkrog

Peter Aarkrog

Spearhead Director, Rail Systems, Denmark
T: +45 51616847
Nils Jänig

Nils Jänig

Spearhead Director, Rail Systems, Germany
T: +49 721 9418-8830
M: +49 151 58015204
Roger Langland

Roger Langland

Spearhead Director, Rail Systems, Sweden
T: +46 (10) 6156333

Growing city populations requires public transportation solutions that are cost-effective, reliable and sustainable. Such demands can be met through well planned and designed metro and light rail systems.

Light rail and metro transport provides an optimal solution, not only as a transport system, but also as part of urban revitalisation and development projects. Ramboll is involved in several light rail and metro projects across Northern Europe.

Our expertise within rail engineering, traffic planning, and urbanisation covers all disciplines of metro and light rail projects. We take a holistic approach and provide multidisciplinary consultancy services from regional and comprehensive planning to detailed design of railway infrastructure.

Traffic safety at all levels

Traffic safety is in focus for all infrastructure projects. The light rail system design must be integrated with the street layout to ensure traffic safety for all road users as many light rail projects will be constructed in areas with a high density of vehicular traffic. Rail safety can be achieved by a systematic approach throughout the planning, design and construction process.

Multidisciplinary solutions

Ramboll has many years of experience and advanced technical know-how within tram-specific technology. We understand how the specific sub-systems work together. Our focus is to integrate technological studies and investigations with planning processes in order to deliver optimal functionality cost-effectively. This enables us to deliver holistic and multidisciplinary consultancy solutions for our customers. Our experts also have experience with simulation in Open Track (railway) with input from Vissim (micro simulation).

Our competencies within metro and light rail include:

  • Studies, strategies, analysis (cost/benefit – traffic), functional requirements
  • Planning
  • Detailed design
  • Project management, building management, inspection, on site validation
  • Maintenance and operation
  • Traffic simulation

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Enabling Light Rail Solutions

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Light rail

Light rail as enabler for urban development

The future light rail connection along the ring road ‘Ring 3’ just west of Copenhagen not only promotes a more coherent city infrastructure. It also has the potential to become a powerful enabler for urban growth and development.

Ramboll’s consultancy services regarding the existing metro lines encompassed all railway infrastructure disciplines. For Cityringen, in joint venture with Atkins, we are also responsible for rolling stock (the train fleet) and a large automated train depot which houses maintenance facilities and the control centre for the entire line.

The Copenhagen Metro

It was a groundbreaking event when the Copenhagen Metro opened its first fully automated, driverless metro in 2002. Since then, it has become the most natural thing in the world for the citizens of Copenhagen to travel at speeds of 80km/h 18 metres below street level.

Tampere, FI

Tampere and Turku moden trams, master plan

Project planning of separate tram networks for two major cities in Finland, Tampere and Turku.

Ramboll is responsible for planning and design of the stretch of tunnel from Söder Mälarstrand to Södra Station on the Stockholm City Line and for designing tunnel ventilation, general ventilation as well as smoke and heat ventilation.

The Stockholm City Line: Efficient travel across the city

Ramboll is giving expert advice in how to build a railway tunnel, and how to improve the punctuality and the frequency of future rail traffic in Stockholm.


The population in Western part of Sweden is growing and capacity problems on the railways in and around Gothenburg are increasing.

Helsinki's "jokeri" light rail line

The regional light rail line from Itäkeskus, Helsinki to Keilaniemi, Espoo.

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