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Awards Category: Rail and Transit


Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Project Playbook: ContextCapture, iTwin, LumenRT, MicroStation, OpenRail, OpenRoads, ProjectWise
Image Credit: Arcadis

All United Kingdom rail passengers going from England into Scotland travel through the Carstairs railway station in southern Scotland, which is located close to the key rail junction that divides northbound trains between Glasgow and Edinburgh. To improve passenger service and accommodate high-speed, low-emission electric trains, Arcadis was hired to design an updated electrification system for the station. They had to coordinate numerous design disciplines, and discovered the new design elements were difficult to integrate into their previous modeling applications.

Arcadis determined they could unify all design work on Carstairs with Bentley’s open and integrated applications. Using the Bentley iTwin platform as the shared design environment, they created a digital twin of the project that enabled improved communication between teams and early detection and resolution of clashes in the design. Keeping project information up to date in ProjectWise enabled web-based interdisciplinary project reviews. Arcadis met all client requirements and optimized the design while reducing the modeling time by 35%.