SYSTRA now ranks among the Top 10 international design firms in transport. Announced in July by the US magazine Engineering News-Record (ENR), this new position, up from number 11 in 2016, confirms the company’s dynamic drive to expand its horizons. This is a broad category comprising airports, bridges, roads, canals, locks, dredging, marine facilities, piers, railroads and tunnels, among others, so it is a real achievement for SYSTRA to enter the top 10.

This ranking is in addition to our number two position in mass transit and rail and number 14 position in bridges among international design firms, by transportation segment, in the December 2016 ENR rankings.

In the 2017 rankings just published, we also held steady at number 42 in the Top 225 International Design Firms; a generalist category that comprises all engineering sectors and market segments.

The ENR rankings, based on annual revenue at home and abroad, are considered the standard measure in the international engineering industry. They seek to bring structure to the construction industry by performing annual surveys of its key segments, and rating companies engaged in general and specialty contracting, engineering, architecture and environmental services, among other disciplines.


Phil Halewood FCILT MCIHT has recently joined the Northern England Business Unit of SYSTRA Ltd. as an Associate Director, strengthening their Transportation offer in the North West and North of England.

SYSTRA is delighted to be taking part in the annual Transport Practitioners Meeting (TPM) on 28th – 29th June in Nottingham. The TPM is an annual meeting place for transport planners, highway engineers and urban transport designers.

We are absolutely delighted to be taking part in this year’s National Rail Conference in Birmingham on 15th June. It looks set to be a day of sharing and learning! We are very much looking forward to meeting friends, colleagues and clients.

SYSTRA's story began 60 years ago this week. On 6th June 1957, SNCF created railway design and construction company SOFRERAIL, putting down our first roots. The rest, as they say, is history.

The South Europe Atlantic (SEA) high speed line was inaugurated at a ceremony on Friday 12 May by the management of COSEA, the design and build consortium led by VINCI Construction.

Property developer CEG has been granted planning permission for a 120-unit residential development in Long Hanborough, West Oxfordshire following a successful appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

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SYSTRA and Meinhardt win two Reference Design Consultant (RDC) contracts for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail Project

Paul Osborne has joined SYSTRA to lead and develop its cycling capabilities. Paul pioneered the national Safe Routes to Schools initiative and has over 20 years’ experience at Sustrans, where he led its education travel initiatives and directed a range of infrastructure and behaviour change projects. 

SYSTRA has bolstered its Manchester-based team with four new hires, reflecting its growing workload in transport planning and engineering in the North of England.

SYSTRA has moved to a new, larger office in London very close to its old premises.

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