Own your rail transformation

Lay your tracks to a digital future.

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Drive your network toward your digital destination

Rail owners must fully embrace digital transformation to meet the demands on tomorrow’s rail transportation. With digital project delivery and cloud collaboration, rail owners can ensure the cohesive management of data, assets, and people. Rail digitalization supports data-driven decisions that are perfectly placed, every time.

Solutions to support rail transformation

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BIM for civil engineering

BIM is the foundation of digital transformation. By equipping every stakeholder to make more informed decisions across the project lifecycle, the BIM process helps optimize workflows, improve operational efficiency, and reduce project risks.


Using BIM, teams can successfully account for real-world conditions for improved model accuracy, all while collaborating seamlessly across teams.

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Digital project delivery

Digital project delivery lets you connect people, data, and processes across the project lifecycle in a common data environment.


Integrate live, multi-discipline data, including BIM and GIS and open the door to automation and workflows that improve accuracy, connect dispersed teams and enable real-time collaboration.

BIM and GIS cloud

Put project information in geospatial context

BIM and GIS cloud collaboration makes it easy for teams to explore and collaborate on project information with geospatial context.


This has significant implications for project teams, including improved design review, visualization, and exploration. Teams can also rapidly map and manage issues as they emerge, and by connecting documentations to relevant ArcGIS features, they can securely and efficiently track project updates.

BIM for civil engineering

Interoperability and open standards

Achieve stakeholder requirements by integrating open IFC standards and adhering to ISO 19650 for information management. Embracing these standards offers the benefits of enhanced stakeholder collaboration, seamless interoperability, a unified interconnected environment, and effective long-term asset management.

Centralized data management for a more resilient rail infrastructure

Improve Collaboration​

Foster transparency in design and construction through collaborative reviews, standardized document management, and seamless communication via a shared data environment and interconnected workflows, reducing delivery delays

Reduce Downtime through Effective Maintenance

Enhance your rail infrastructure management with intelligent models enriched with metadata, seamlessly integrated with GIS data to access essential project details, ensuring efficient maintenance and preventing cost overruns

Reduce Environmental Impact

Actively harness the power of intelligent modeling to optimize material usage and employ third-party data integration for evaluating environmental impact and sustainability

Improve Data Exchange

Dismantle silos and effectively utilize the capabilities of a cloud-based common data environment to enable efficient information sharing among all stakeholders, leading to streamlined operations

See how others are owning their rail transformation

BIM supports complex national rail project

To deliver New Zealand’s largest, most complicated transport project to date, Link Alliance leveraged BIM technologies and established a new digital approach.

DBE&C transitions from a 2D to a 3D model

The largest planning office working for Germany’s Deutsche Bahn transformed their planning, collaboration, and data processing with Autodesk BIM 360 and a new automation tool.

BIM powers design in airport APM project

Los Angeles World Airports tasked HDR with leading a team of design firms to conceptualize and build an Automated People Mover (APM) train that supports 87 million people.

Products for rail owners

Powerful BIM and CAD tools for designers, engineers, and contractors, including Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Autodesk Forma, and more

Cloud-based design co-authoring, collaboration, and coordination software for architecture, engineering, and construction teams. “Pro” enables anytime, anywhere collaboration in Revit, Civil 3D, and AutoCAD Plant 3D.

Manage project information in a cloud-based, common data environment

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Benefits of digital delivery for rail

Digitalization is emerging as a key ally in the transformation of the rail industry. Explore how it can enhance collaborative project delivery while helping maintain reliable services.

Resources for rail owners

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Rail Summit on demand

At Rail Summit, key industry players come together to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and successes of digitalization for rail.

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Digital rail for a greener future

Learn how rail owners can meet the demands of next-generation mobility systems, with real-world examples from Norway, Switzerland, and Japan.

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Best practices for DOT efficiency

Discover four best practices Departments of Transportation (DOTs) can use to move toward digital transformation and increase efficiency.

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BIM to digital twin animation

Digital twin technology unlocks the benefits of BIM, including digitalization at every project stage, enhanced data and insights, and more.

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BIM and GIS cloud collaboration

BIM and geographic information system (GIS) cloud collaboration is a game-changer for civil infrastructure asset owners and operators.

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Digital models in real-world context

With BIM and GIS, unite project information and geographic context to better understand what to build, as well as where and why to build it.

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Where data fuels opportunity

Combining BIM and GIS with cloud collaboration can help you better plan, build, and operate complex building and civil infrastructure projects.

Other industry solutions for owners

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Talk to our experts

Contact us to learn how Autodesk can help you build a digital future for your rail projects.