Mr Colin Stewart | Director - Global Rail Leader

Mr Colin Stewart, Director - Global Rail Leader, Arup

Colin Stewart is a Director of Arup, where he is jointly responsible for the Partnership’s international design operation for transport projects.   He leads Arup’s Global Rail Business, which has a turnover of approximately £180m, and incorporates rail projects from light rail to high speed in countries across the world, including Europe, East Asia, America and Australia.  Colin is also UK, Middle East and Africa Rail Business Leader and board member.   High Speed Rail projects include High Speed 1 and High Speed 2 in UK, California High Speed Rail, Express Rail Link (China to Hong Kong), Portugal HSL, High Speed Line Holland and Beijing South High Speed Rail Station.   Colin has played key roles in the delivery of major infrastructure projects and has first-hand experience of private finance projects through his roles as project manager, designer and technical advisor to financial institutions and strategic advisor for the implementation of private finance initiatives.   Colin was the Technical Director and Deputy Project Director for the design and project management of the UK’s first high speed line, the £6bn HS1 (the Channel Tunnel Rail Link), before moving on to the Board of Control which oversaw the successful delivery of the project to time and budget.   From 2009, he was Project Director for the route options study being carried out by Arup for HS2 Ltd., to identify a new high speed line from London to the West Midlands and also the proposed Y-route to the North-East.  He now oversees all of Arup’s work on HS2.

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