SYSTRA Canada (created under the name CANARAIL in 1990) has its roots heavily anchored in heavy rail subject matters. Its founders are ex CN and CP executives, the two main freight operators and infrastructure manager/owners in North America.
RAIL TRANSPORT FOR HEAVY FREIGHT AND MINING SECTOR
SYSTRA Canada offers a comprehensive range of services for the planning, engineering, implementation and operation of freight and mining railways.
Scoping, Pre-feasibility and Feasibility Studies
From scoping to investment grade studies (technical and financial). Our vast experience in conducting studies allows our clients to enhance project feasibility, minimize costs and maximize efficiency, as well as optimize detailed design.
Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management Services
Conceptual design of railways, alignment optimization for cost reduction and operational efficiencies, detailed design, contracting strategy services (tendering, evaluation and award), construction supervision, full EPCM contracts.
Increasing railway capacity (track and bridges) and axle loads, inspection and audit services, rolling stock and workshop planning, design and specifications, planning and engineering of railway signalling and telecommunications systems, development of maintenance and engineering systems and manuals, assessment of existing operations with the objective of reducing OPEX by optimizing the use of existing assets.
OPERATION & MAINTENANCE
SYSTRA Canada is known has a center of expertise for rail solutions for the Freight & Mining sector. Among others, we have a strong expertise in capacity planning and analysis, rules development, railway safety audits, strategic transportation planning, operational and maintenance support, asset management strategy, training.
Training and technical assistance, organizational reform, market and traffic assessment, railway service costing and tariff setting.
STANDARDS & GUIDELINES
The north American rail system is governed by standards, guidelines that are specifically written to integrate the nature of their use: transportation of heavy materials: AREMA (infrastructure), TIG (track inspection), CROR (operating rules), AAR (rolling stock), FRA.
SYSTRA Canada has been the carrier of the knowledge of these standards within the group for many years, hence addressing not only domestic opportunities but also international ones since these North American standards/guidelines are widely used in other jurisdictions than Canada.
EXPLORE OUR DIGITAL SOLUTIONS
Improve safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness by providing detailed data.
A static analysis tool developed to model train operations.
Operations analysis and simulation help agencies address their system’s distinct needs.