Rail Design

For over 30 years, VN Engineers, Inc. has acted as both a subcontractor and prime contractor in the reconstruction of major projects in Railroad Bridge Design, Rail Yard Facility Improvements, Construction Inspection, Transportation and Civil Engineering. VN Engineers provides a comprehensive array of Rail Engineering Design Services. We have assembled an excellent team of rail engineers to meet your needs.

As a WBE / MBE that specializes in rail design we can offer you a turnkey-solution for all your rail projects requirements and ensure delivery of a project that will exceed your expectations.

  • Rail Design
  • Rail Planning
  • Rail Road Station Improvements
  • Grant Applications
  • Rail Project Experience

    New Haven-Hartford-Springfield High Speed Rail Project

    New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program is committed to enhancing safety at grade crossings in the corridor. When the new rail service launches in 2016, the number of trains will increase from 6 to 17 roundtrips per day and trains will operate at higher speeds. VN Engineers was responsible for the grade crossings designs of ten crossings in Phase 3A and nine crossings in Phase 2. The roadway plans included plans, profiles, cross sections, signing and marking and utility coordination, estimates and specifications. The NHHS rail corridor includes 38 public at-grade crossings. The current plan calls for elimination of two at-grade crossings near Hartford – Flatbush Avenue and Flower Street
– as part of the New Britain-Hartford Busway Program (CT Fastrak). Also, the Brooks Street at-grade crossing in Meriden will be closed as part of the upgrade of the Meriden Station. VN will also participate in public hearings as needed to incorporate the needs of the various municipalities into the design of these grade crossings.

    New Railroad Station at Fairfield Metro Center, Fairfield, CT

    VN Engineers' contributions to the inspection included the inspection of the installation of signals, catenary and tracks along with the review of project documentation, inspection of building demolition and structural excavation, concrete testing, inspection of vertical structures (vehicular and pedestrian-walk bridges) including the installation of structural reinforced concrete, inspection of utility and drainage installation including backfill, compaction and sedimentation controls, and the inspection of the removal process and transportation of contaminated soils. Coordination between VN Engineers and the Connecticut Department of Transportation has been a large part of this project and has been critical for its smooth running. Inspectors also monitored Metro-North railroad force account work, DWR, and upheld knowledge of the Site Manager Program.

    New Haven-Hartford-Springfield High Speed Rail Project Station Design

    New Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program includes establishing upgraded rail service along a 62-mile rail corridor stretching from New Haven through Hartford and on to the Springfield area. The scope of this contract consists of the Design Development, Final Design, and Design Services during Construction for the High-level platforms, pedestrian overpasses, parking and other amenities at Wallingford, Meriden, Berlin and Hartford stations. For this project VN Engineers, Inc. is providing CAD drafting support services for the final design of the four stations.

    Section B Catenary and Bridge Rehabilitation Project on the New Haven Main Line, New Haven, CT

    This project consists of replacing the catenary wires and 3 Metro North Railroad overpasses along with improvements to the roadways below. VN Engineers' responsibilities involve the observation of the superstructure demolition and existing masonry abutment removal along with the monitoring of the structural excavation. QA/QC for all aspects of bridge and road work including installation of temporary shoring, concrete placement, installation of new steel bridge decks and sidewalk and roadway repairs.