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Digital Solutions for Rail and Transit

Connect the physical and virtual world to better plan, design, construct, and operate rail networks

Reimagining Rail for a Better Tomorrow

RIGHT FIRST TIME, EVERYTIME

Faced with changing demand, different operating conditions, and increased costs, rail owner-operators and their supply chains are increasingly using data to drive decisions. Leverage the visibility and insight gained through well-managed data to deliver the required service, safety, and reliability.

Accelerate Digital Delivery

Digital delivery improves design efficiency and enables contractors to benefit from a more complete representation of the design. By cutting the time to extract relevant information, as well as enabling enhanced construction planning, digital delivery saves time and effort while producing digital as‐built records.

Advance Digital Construction

Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more effectively and affordably. Visualize live construction information in 2D, 3D, and 4D to track and optimize project performance through faster, more effective, data-driven decisions.

Deploy Digital Twins

As realistic and dynamic digital representations of physical assets, processes, or systems, digital twins connect the physical and digital worlds to deliver insight, enable data-driven decisions, and improve business outcomes.

Jacobs and Network Rail improved information accessibility by 40%, saving GBP 1 million in the first six months of implementation.

  • Planning
  • Plan for the Delivery of New and Upgraded Railways

    Capture, analyze, and share existing infrastructure conditions; measure the impact of transportation policy, demographics, and urban geography on travel demand; and evaluate system performance, reliability, and accessibility.

    courtesy to PT Waskita

    Generate a Precise Digital Twin of the Physical World

    Quickly produce even the most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs and/or point clouds.

    Manage, Extract, and Share 3D Mapping Data

    Manage, analyze, and share vast amounts of point cloud, imagery, textured mesh, GIS, and 3D mapping data to improve collaboration and get the best performance from reality modeling and digital twins.

    courtesy to MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn. Bhd

    Evaluate Performance, Reliability, and Accessibility

    Know the impact of change before implementation through simulations across a wide range of scenarios exploring how pedestrians and crowds interact with stations and related infrastructure.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    Network rail model

    Network Rail

    Initiates Signaling and Signage Works

    By using Bentley’s digital twin and rail technology, they reduced the design time by 50% amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

    Construction site

    MMC Gamuda KVMRT

    Malaysia’s First Metro Megaproject

    The team used ContextCapture to push the boundaries of reality modeling, transforming conventional surveying.

    POWERCHINA Huadong Develops Digital Twin Solution for Shaoxing Urban Rail Line 1

    POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited

    Develops Digital Twin Solution for Shaoxing Urban Rail Line 1

    The team used Bentley’s open applications and digital twin technology to digitalize data and workflows, saving CNY 12 million.

    "As a result of producing a digital twin of Paddington station, Network Rail ensured that future resource hours needed for tasks such as surveys, site visits, and design work are significantly reduced, which, in turn, saves costs."

    – John Nolan, Programme Manager BIM, Network Rail Wales and Western Region

  • Design
  • Drive Efficiency within Multidiscipline Design and Engineering Workflows

    Bentley’s rail and transit design and engineering capabilities empower infrastructure professionals to digitize multidiscipline workflows and turn data into insights from concept to construction.

    Design in Context

    Easily consume contextual data to understand existing conditions in an open modeling environment that provides comprehensive tools for the design, engineering, and analysis of track, overhead line, civils, and drainage, plus other associated infrastructure.

    Collaborate Digitally

    Ensure the latest design information is at your fingertips by working in one live model, improving multidiscipline collaboration, helping to identify potential problems earlier in the process, and reducing the risk of delays on site.

    courtesy to Skanska, Costain, STRABAG JV

    courtesy of China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group Co., Ltd.

    Industrialize Project Delivery

    Build on existing investments in BIM to accelerate design review, optimization, and construction planning, enabling the delivery of more complete information and representation of the design to contractors.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    Network Rail Initiates Signaling and Signage Works to Keep U.K. Rail Network Operations on Schedule During COVID-19

    Network Rail + Jacobs

    Uses Digital Twins for the Transpennine Route Upgrade

    The team used rail digital twin technology to generate a route-wide digital twin, saving an estimated GBP 1 million in the first six months of the project.

    Digital Twins Prove a Game-changer in Helping Sweco Nederland Deliver Bergen’s Light Rail Extension

    Sweco Nederland, B.V.

    Digital Twins Prove A Game-Changer on Bergen’s Light Rail Extension

    Leveraging Bentley’s applications and a digital twins approach helped the project team reduce design time by 15%, and reduced construction errors by 25%.

    3d rail model

    SKANSKA COSTAIN STRABAG JV

    HS2

    Team members leveraged intelligent 3D models to enable accurate quantity takeoffs in half the time and with 75% less resources, compared to traditional methods.

    “Pulling data together in a common environment not only makes a civil engineer’s life easier, it also means we can make better decisions, quicker decisions, more effective decisions, resulting in the ability to deliver better value for our clients.”

    – Steven Yule, Sr Associate Director and Practice Group Lead, Jacobs

  • Construction
  • Rail and Transit Construction

    Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Leverage a collaborative environment that allows your in-house team to work with your supply chain partners as one integrated team. Manage your contracts and your deliverables. Enable right first-time construction through greater visibility, accountability, predictability, and productivity for the teams involved.

    courtesy of MRT Corporation

    Find Everything in One Place

    Quickly produce even the most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs and/or point clouds.

    Plan Better to Reduce Risk

    Leverage construction sequences to resolve issues before they cost you time and money in the field. Digital rehearsals keep everyone coordinated.

    courtesy of MRT Corporation

    Collaborate with Tools Built for Heavy Civil

    Access data faster using 2D or 3D track/civil model and project-specific coordinates. Improve quantity take off accuracy and employ model-based scheduling with constructable components.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    Mass Rapid Transit station

    MASS RAPID TRANSIT

    BIM Strategy

    MRT Corp’s cloud-based information management enabled 1,500 users to collaborate seamlessly on more than 7,500 models and 280,000 documents and drawings.

    POWERCHINA Huadong Develops Digital Twin Solution for Shaoxing Urban Rail Line 1

    POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited

    Develops Digital Twin Solution for Shaoxing Urban Rail Line 1

    The team used Bentley’s open applications and digital twin technology to digitalize data and workflows, saving CNY 12 million.

    italferr train station

    ITALFERR S.P.A.

    Optimizing Construction Management

    Italferr implemented a BIM methodology to manage data and facilitate the creation of a digital twin to be used for lifecycle management of the Apice-Bovino section of the Napoli-Bari railway.

    “Going digital with Bentley, including our use of a ‘digital twins’ approach, is helping MRT Corp to implement the business processes and systems it needs to spearhead the digital future of construction in Malaysia.”

    – Aswadi Yusof, BIM champion, Mass Rapid Transit
  • Operations
  • Rail and Transit Operations and Maintenance

    Improve asset and network performance to deliver safe, reliable, compliant, and cost-effective service. Work smarter, meet regulatory compliance, and optimize rail maintenance strategies that ensure improved reliability, resilience, and performance.

    courtesy of Collins Engineers.

    Make Bridge Inspections Faster, Easier, and Safer

    Quickly capture, analyze, and manage data in the field or from the office, helping you improve the decisions made while meeting regulatory reporting requirements and ensuring safe, reliable infrastructure assets.

    Maintain Compliance

    Ensure your rail and transit network is maintained in a state of good repair, increasing your return on investment for every maintenance dollar spent by completing the right work in the right place at the right time.

    Evaluate Performance, Reliability, and Accessibility

    Know the impact of change before implementation through simulations across a wide range of scenarios exploring how pedestrians and crowds interact with stations and related infrastructure.

    FEATURED USER STORIES

    Pedestrian Bridge in Minneapolis

    Collins Engineering

    Restore Pedestrian Bridge

    Leveraging digital twin applications saved 20% in field inspection time by accurately identifying repairs.

    Train in the middle of a city

    SMRT Trains

    Rail Reliability across 282 Kilometers of Track

    The team used AssetWise to optimize track maintenance decisions.

    Simulation of railway station

    SYSTRA

    Optimize People Movement in A Railway Station Expansion

    The design team used pedestrian simulations in LEGION to inform and optimize design of Gare du Nord expansion.

    “This tool, which we know well after hundreds of projects realized with this software, is the ideal solution for this sizing study at the Gare du Nord. Highly visual, LEGION makes it easy to validate and adjust, if necessary, the design and relevance of the redevelopment project."

    – Gonzalo Tavares, Mobility and Pedestrian Flow Analyst

Plan for the Delivery of New and Upgraded Railways

Capture, analyze, and share existing infrastructure conditions; measure the impact of transportation policy, demographics, and urban geography on travel demand; and evaluate system performance, reliability, and accessibility.

courtesy to PT Waskita

Generate a Precise Digital Twin of the Physical World

Quickly produce even the most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs and/or point clouds.

Manage, Extract, and Share 3D Mapping Data

Manage, analyze, and share vast amounts of point cloud, imagery, textured mesh, GIS, and 3D mapping data to improve collaboration and get the best performance from reality modeling and digital twins.

courtesy to MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn. Bhd

Evaluate Performance, Reliability, and Accessibility

Know the impact of change before implementation through simulations across a wide range of scenarios exploring how pedestrians and crowds interact with stations and related infrastructure.

FEATURED USER STORIES

Network rail model

Network Rail

Initiates Signaling and Signage Works

By using Bentley’s digital twin and rail technology, they reduced the design time by 50% amid the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

Construction site

MMC Gamuda KVMRT

Malaysia’s First Metro Megaproject

The team used ContextCapture to push the boundaries of reality modeling, transforming conventional surveying.

POWERCHINA Huadong Develops Digital Twin Solution for Shaoxing Urban Rail Line 1

POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited

Develops Digital Twin Solution for Shaoxing Urban Rail Line 1

The team used Bentley’s open applications and digital twin technology to digitalize data and workflows, saving CNY 12 million.

"As a result of producing a digital twin of Paddington station, Network Rail ensured that future resource hours needed for tasks such as surveys, site visits, and design work are significantly reduced, which, in turn, saves costs."

– John Nolan, Programme Manager BIM, Network Rail Wales and Western Region

Drive Efficiency within Multidiscipline Design and Engineering Workflows

Bentley’s rail and transit design and engineering capabilities empower infrastructure professionals to digitize multidiscipline workflows and turn data into insights from concept to construction.

Design in Context

Easily consume contextual data to understand existing conditions in an open modeling environment that provides comprehensive tools for the design, engineering, and analysis of track, overhead line, civils, and drainage, plus other associated infrastructure.

Collaborate Digitally

Ensure the latest design information is at your fingertips by working in one live model, improving multidiscipline collaboration, helping to identify potential problems earlier in the process, and reducing the risk of delays on site.

courtesy to Skanska, Costain, STRABAG JV

courtesy of China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group Co., Ltd.

Industrialize Project Delivery

Build on existing investments in BIM to accelerate design review, optimization, and construction planning, enabling the delivery of more complete information and representation of the design to contractors.

FEATURED USER STORIES

Network Rail Initiates Signaling and Signage Works to Keep U.K. Rail Network Operations on Schedule During COVID-19

Network Rail + Jacobs

Uses Digital Twins for the Transpennine Route Upgrade

The team used rail digital twin technology to generate a route-wide digital twin, saving an estimated GBP 1 million in the first six months of the project.

Digital Twins Prove a Game-changer in Helping Sweco Nederland Deliver Bergen’s Light Rail Extension

Sweco Nederland, B.V.

Digital Twins Prove A Game-Changer on Bergen’s Light Rail Extension

Leveraging Bentley’s applications and a digital twins approach helped the project team reduce design time by 15%, and reduced construction errors by 25%.

3d rail model

SKANSKA COSTAIN STRABAG JV

HS2

Team members leveraged intelligent 3D models to enable accurate quantity takeoffs in half the time and with 75% less resources, compared to traditional methods.

“Pulling data together in a common environment not only makes a civil engineer’s life easier, it also means we can make better decisions, quicker decisions, more effective decisions, resulting in the ability to deliver better value for our clients.”

– Steven Yule, Sr Associate Director and Practice Group Lead, Jacobs

Rail and Transit Construction

Plan and manage your people, materials, and equipment more easily and affordably. Leverage a collaborative environment that allows your in-house team to work with your supply chain partners as one integrated team. Manage your contracts and your deliverables. Enable right first-time construction through greater visibility, accountability, predictability, and productivity for the teams involved.

courtesy of MRT Corporation

Find Everything in One Place

Quickly produce even the most challenging 3D models of existing conditions for infrastructure projects of all types, derived from simple photographs and/or point clouds.

Plan Better to Reduce Risk

Leverage construction sequences to resolve issues before they cost you time and money in the field. Digital rehearsals keep everyone coordinated.

courtesy of MRT Corporation

Collaborate with Tools Built for Heavy Civil

Access data faster using 2D or 3D track/civil model and project-specific coordinates. Improve quantity take off accuracy and employ model-based scheduling with constructable components.

FEATURED USER STORIES

Mass Rapid Transit station

MASS RAPID TRANSIT

BIM Strategy

MRT Corp’s cloud-based information management enabled 1,500 users to collaborate seamlessly on more than 7,500 models and 280,000 documents and drawings.

POWERCHINA Huadong Develops Digital Twin Solution for Shaoxing Urban Rail Line 1

POWERCHINA Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited

Develops Digital Twin Solution for Shaoxing Urban Rail Line 1

The team used Bentley’s open applications and digital twin technology to digitalize data and workflows, saving CNY 12 million.

italferr train station

ITALFERR S.P.A.

Optimizing Construction Management

Italferr implemented a BIM methodology to manage data and facilitate the creation of a digital twin to be used for lifecycle management of the Apice-Bovino section of the Napoli-Bari railway.

“Going digital with Bentley, including our use of a ‘digital twins’ approach, is helping MRT Corp to implement the business processes and systems it needs to spearhead the digital future of construction in Malaysia.”

– Aswadi Yusof, BIM champion, Mass Rapid Transit

Rail and Transit Operations and Maintenance

Improve asset and network performance to deliver safe, reliable, compliant, and cost-effective service. Work smarter, meet regulatory compliance, and optimize rail maintenance strategies that ensure improved reliability, resilience, and performance.

courtesy of Collins Engineers.

Make Bridge Inspections Faster, Easier, and Safer

Quickly capture, analyze, and manage data in the field or from the office, helping you improve the decisions made while meeting regulatory reporting requirements and ensuring safe, reliable infrastructure assets.

Maintain Compliance

Ensure your rail and transit network is maintained in a state of good repair, increasing your return on investment for every maintenance dollar spent by completing the right work in the right place at the right time.

Evaluate Performance, Reliability, and Accessibility

Know the impact of change before implementation through simulations across a wide range of scenarios exploring how pedestrians and crowds interact with stations and related infrastructure.

FEATURED USER STORIES

Pedestrian Bridge in Minneapolis

Collins Engineering

Restore Pedestrian Bridge

Leveraging digital twin applications saved 20% in field inspection time by accurately identifying repairs.

Train in the middle of a city

SMRT Trains

Rail Reliability across 282 Kilometers of Track

The team used AssetWise to optimize track maintenance decisions.

Simulation of railway station

SYSTRA

Optimize People Movement in A Railway Station Expansion

The design team used pedestrian simulations in LEGION to inform and optimize design of Gare du Nord expansion.

“This tool, which we know well after hundreds of projects realized with this software, is the ideal solution for this sizing study at the Gare du Nord. Highly visual, LEGION makes it easy to validate and adjust, if necessary, the design and relevance of the redevelopment project."

– Gonzalo Tavares, Mobility and Pedestrian Flow Analyst