INNOVATION IN RAIL AND TRANSIT
khatib & Alami Consolidated Engineering Company, S.A.L.
Haramain High-speed rail project
makkah–Jeddah–madinah, Saudi Arabia
Designed to provide rapid transit between the cities of makkah, Jeddah,
and madinah in Saudi Arabia, the Haramain High-Speed rail project is a
450-kilometer electrified double line for trains traveling at speeds of up to 360
kilometers per hour. The rail line will reduce traffic congestion and air pollution
caused by the 100,000 diesel buses that transport millions of pilgrims each year.
Khatib & Alami was responsible for phase 1 civil works.
major components of this design-build project are the railway alignments,
highway crossings, bridges, and interchanges. Bentley rail Track,
culvertmaster, Flowmaster, and StormcAD provided a high degree of
automation and the flexibility to model track geometry for any conditions. The
comprehensive toolset resulted in a sustainable, cost effective, and easily
constructed track infrastructure.
west Baltimore MArc station Improvements
Baltimore, maryland, united States
The maryland Area regional commuter train service in West Baltimore has
daily ridership of approximately 20,000. The lack of parking forced commuters
to take residents’ spots on neighboring streets. A $6.5 million improvement
project will not only add 327 parking spaces, but also beautify and revitalize
the neighborhood. mccormick Taylor performed design, engineering, and public
involvement for this project.
microStation, project Wise, and Inroads facilitated design of the two parking
lots, roadway improvements, adjoining sidewalks, and an envelope for a future
light rail line. The project also demolished an abandoned construction site. The
modeling and visualization capabilities of microStation and Inroads enabled the
use of plan views, cross section displays, photo simulations, and aerial fly-overs
to communicate the design intent to the public.