Arcadis Europe and its subsidiaries Hyder Consulting and EC Harris have won the first contract to be awarded on the $30bn Crossrail 2 scheme, the rail link that will run through London from the south-west to the north-east.Â
The Dutch multidisciplinary engineer has been tasked with producing a feasibility study and cost study in order to select a preferred route. This will then be used as the basis for public consultation, and for an application to the Department for Transport.Â
The line will run between Hertfordshire in the north and parts of Surrey and Middlesex by way of tunnel under central London between Tottenham and Wimbledon. The central section of the scheme will require 36km of rail line, 13 underground stations and two overground stations.Â Â
There will be connections to the existing rail and Tube networks at Euston, Tottenham Court Road and Victoria.Â Â
Stephan Ritter, the Arcadis board member responsible for infrastructure, said: "We agreed to pursue this opportunity together and the fact that we won it fully underlines the significant capability and expertise of the combined firms.Â
"We have won this competitively tendered project against a number of very capable teams, thanks to the combined engineering strength of Hyder and Arcadis, coupled with the commercial advisory services offered by EC Harris."