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​Donaldson Associates has extensive experience in railway engineering throughout the UK.

From our initial involvement in tunnel engineering on the UK rail infrastructure, our scope of services has developed to include, stations, bridges, earthworks, drainage, lineside structures, mining assessments and undertrack crossings.

Contractor friendly

Within the rail industry, COWI has built a reputation for providing contractor friendly, buildable and innovative designs to meet the challenges of constrained site access and working space. 

Rapid response

Our strength lies in our flexibility and ability to successfully deliver a variety of integrated and sustainable solutions for our clients who include Network Rail and it's supply chain. Operating with local knowledge, from a series of regional offices throughout the UK we pride ourselves on our engineering excellence and ability to respond to any given situation that a 24/7 railway presents.


Providing the full range of technical services including survey, examination, investigation, design and site support we endeavour to have full engagement on any project in order to drive efficiencies and understand and achieve together, our clients targets.

Our success in the rail industry is evident through our current extensive involvement in frameworks and major projects along with significant long-term asset management commissions with Network Rail.

LAST UPDATED: 22.12.2016