PWay Design

Successfully delivering innovative lineside E&P and M&E building services across the rail network

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Softech’s Permanent Way Engineers have extensive experience and a profound understanding of diverse track design scopes, bolstering multi-disciplinary projects. This expertise ensures a seamless design process from feasibility studies to construction.

As integral members of a broader multidisciplinary design team, the track discipline consistently bridges engineering needs, playing a pivotal role in delivering high-quality results for successful Railway projects.

PWay Layouts and Alignment

Private Siding and Facilities

Trackwork Design and Development

Line Capacity, Strategy and Rationalisation

Outline Station Development

Safety Case Input

Comprehensive Permanent Way Design Services

Our comprehensive suite of permanent way design services caters to clients at every project phase. From conceptualization and feasibility assessments to managing design, construction, and project completions, we provide efficient and fully supervised design solutions.

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PWay Design Capabilities:

  • Plain Line Design
  • Permanent Way Layouts and alignment
  • PLINTH type track
  • Line Capacity, Strategy and Rationalisation studies
  • Private Siding & Facilities
  • Railway Enhancement Design
  • Maintenance Tamping Design
  • Outline Station Development
  • Safety Case Input
  • Gauging Reports
  • Project and Contract Specific Designs and Checking manuals
  • Route Strategy Planning and Rationalisation
  • Trackwork design and management
  • Site supervision management
  • Scheme and stagework planning
  • Renewals Design
  • Switches and Crossing Review
  • Multi-Disciplinary Design Integration
  • Condition Assessments


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Civil’s Design Capabilities

    • Minor Civils Works Design
    • Integration with Permanent Way Design
    • Remodelling Design
    • Design Construction Phasing
    • Constructibility Reviews
    • Condition Assessments
    • Buildings and M+E Design
    • Drainage Solutions
    • Platform Extension

Complete Rail Solutions

Softech Rail specialise in railway signalling design, project development, and project delivery, improving the longevity of train control systems and associated equipment. We employ the most stringent rail processes and procedures whilst minimising costs. Our designs have never received a single DRN from Network Rail despite delivering over a 100 projects. We consistently provide innovative solutions to the rail sector’s challenges. Our extensive experience in rail signalling design covers a wide spectrum, from individual signal replacements to the creation of comprehensive, complex signalling systems.

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Delivered Projects

We have successfully delivered over 115 projects, on time and in budget over the last 18 years.

Eastbourne Siding
Softech conducted a condition assessment to confirm that the existing signalling system is capable of performing the required train movements.
Dec 5, 2023
Shenfield Station
Seamless rail systems at Shenfield Station enhanced with expert signalling design solutions. Optimise operations with precision rail design services.
Jan 11, 2023
GRIP3 and GRIP4 project development and design to build a new depot for Rail Wheel Lathe facility.
Apr 22, 2022
Western and Wales
Emergency or Temporary Speed Restrictions are imposed as measures to ensure the safety of train operations and the integrity of Rail infrastructure
Aug 15, 2020
This study was completed to assess how best to path down direction freight trains between the Midland Main Line and the proposed SRFI at Radlett.
Jan 12, 2016
Richmond Platform 3
Enhanced rail signalling for Richmond Platform 3 under LOCIP ensures efficient 5-car operations. Softech's ensures optimal design solutions.
Jul 16, 2015
Clapham Junction Platform 16
difficulties at Platform 16 in dispatching longer trains led to Softech's engagement to look into Signalling alterations to overcome operational issue...
Sep 16, 2014
Enhanced platform extension at Littlehaven for seamless 8 and 12-car services. Softech's signalling design ensures efficient rail operations.
Aug 12, 2014
Fishbourne Miniature Light (MWL) Footpath crossing had a history of misuse and vandalism causing disruption.
Apr 16, 2014
Civils/track/electrical/mechanical signalling items for replacement of turnouts at various station in BINAGC section of Jhansi division.
Mar 19, 2014

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