SYSTRA Canada has been involved in railway operations planning nationally and internationally for more than 20 years. Our operations team includes people who have primary experience in Canadian heavy haul railways and others who have working experience in European and Asian railway networks.

expertise for all types of railway

While our focus has primarily been heavy haul railways for mining companies in Asia, Africa, and North America, we have also been actively involved in developing operation and capacity improvements for all types of railways, ranging from narrow gauge railways to Russian broad gauge, including a mix of both freight and medium-speed passenger traffic.

SYSTRA Canada’s modus operandi is to first maximize efficiency with existing infrastructure and available equipment through the application of proven operating practices and techniques, followed by an improvement plan that introduces new technology, new equipment, and new operating methods that recognize local conditions.


SYSTRA Canada has gained an international reputation for its operations strategies and references are available upon request.

Expertise in railway operations:

  • Transportation planning;
  • CAPEX/OPEX, operations planning, fleet sizing;
  • Simulations;
  • Capacity analysis;
  • Yard, terminal design, and operations;
  • Train control & dispatching systems;
  • Operating & safety rules;
  • Accident investigations;
  • Intermodal studies;
  • Transportation planning for services and commodities;
  • Maintenance engineering;
  • Operations engineering.