SYSTRA enhances land use modelling capability with DELTA acquisition

The acquisition of the DELTA modelling tool, along with the supporting intellectual property, enables SYSTRA to offer a full range of modelling, forecasting and assessment consultancy advice on land use and transport system changes.

Land use modelling gives unique insight to the analysis and appraisal of development proposals and planning policies, enabling impacts to be understood on a geospatial basis and robustly quantified, in terms of household and employment levels or economic benefits. When coupled with transport models, the complex land use and transport interactions can be modelled to enhance understanding of a proposal’s impact and benefit, whether at a local, regional or national scale.

We are delighted to add land-use modelling to our transport planning service. As a long-term DELTA user, we were impressed by its robust application and widespread use. We are very much looking forward to developing this industry standard tool and its application to meet current and new market requirements.

Craig Scott, MD Strategy & Consultancy, SYSTRA Ltd

SYSTRA will continue to develop the DELTA software and has the technical capability to offer the consultancy services previously offered by DSC.

Using Virtual Reality to Design Level Crossings

We believe that virtual reality technology can help improve operational and site engineering works safety through 360º design features including aerial and sub terrain views.

Virtual Reality technology nicely demonstrates visually all the proposed plans or improvements as well as constraints, helping decision-makers, transport operators and local communities better understand design and investment decisions.

In essence virtual reality used in rail engineering can help Network Rail and importantly other transport authorities to:

Virtual reality helps to identify potential underground conflicts

SYSTRA’s dedicated level crossing design team based in York has a significant portfolio of comprehensive design of all types of level crossing from successful delivery of level crossing for major rail schemes across the UK and Ireland..

Specific work for Level Crossings involves Ground Plans, Draft Level Crossing Orders, Suitable and Sufficient Risk Assessments, 3D design, user census and speed surveys, our in-house specialist team has the know-how.