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COWI is an international specialist in railway and metro engineering. Our highly professional staff is committed to developing efficient and innovative solutions within multidisciplinary railway and infrastructure projects.

COWI provides strong expertise within the railway and metro disciplines such as:

  • Permanent way
  • Signalling systems
  • Operational rules
  • Power supply
  • Catenary systems
  • Telecommunication
  • Infrastructure for all civil works disciplines
  • Rolling stock.

Our services cover the entire project life cycle from feasibility study through preliminary and final design, supervision, operation and maintenance.

We combine this with extensive project management, strategic planning, risk and safety management, procurement and tender management, environmental, social and climate assessment, transport economy and traffic projections, economic and financial studies and quality assurance.

Metro specialists

Due to the wide range of services provided by COWI, we can undertake complex multidisciplinary railway, metro and infrastructure projects with an emphasis on synergy of the expertise and efficient technologies.


COWI works for public railway infrastructure owners, national railway authorities as well as international donor organisations including the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African Development Bank and the Nordic Development Fund. Furthermore, COWI also works as a consultant for private railway organisations, railway operators and contractors.

COWI in Africa can assist you with establishing contact with the relevant experts in our organisation – see the box to the right.

LAST UPDATED: 25.11.2016