A leader and award-winner in the railway transportation industry, MMM Group Limited (MMM) offers a comprehensive suite of consultancy services for all components of rail networks and systems. From operations planning to track design and signaling, regulatory processes to safety management systems, MMM has the experience, the resources, and the drive to meet the challenges posed by today’s railway environment.
MMM’s Rail group is comprised of experts in all aspects of the railway, including design, construction, maintenance, operations, signaling, and regulations. Our team’s specialists include former employees of Canadian Class 1 railways that have hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a railway and a clear understanding of the needs of the rail industry. Collaboration within our team ensures that these needs are accounted for in our efforts to provide our clients with solutions that are safe, reliable, efficient, and fully compliant with applicable regulations, rules, and standards.
MMM has the full range of professional services required to carry out a project from conceptual planning, to design, to construction, and commissioning. The complexity of today’s railway systems calls for a wide range of disciplines, and our team of rail experts work collaboratively with in-house electrical, mechanical, structural, and civil engineers; communications and security services experts; land use and transportation planners, and specialized subconsultants, to provide the full range of services required to meet our clients’ expectations in scope, quality, and budget. Under the leadership of an experienced project management team, MMM provides a convenient and efficient single point of contact for our clients.
As rail traffic volumes continue to increase, and railways become the travel mode of choice for more people and businesses, safety remains the chief concerns of both freight and passenger rail systems. MMM has experience in providing track and signals infrastructure, and operational and regulatory advice to address safety issues identified by the Transportation Safety Board and other agencies. Whether it is through grade crossing safety assessments, the development of emergency response plans for railway accidents, or the provision of professional services to modernize aging signaling systems, MMM has demonstrated the required expertise to make a positive difference in the safety of Canada’s railway network.
MMM is one of the few consulting firms in Canada to offer full-service rail solutions that include expertise in specialized systems such as railway electrification, communications-based train control, supervisory control and data acquisition, and design of signal-systems. Our unique blend of expertise has allowed us to contribute to Canada’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects, including projects with VIA Rail, Metrolinx, the Toronto Transit Commission, the Agence Métropolitaine de Transport, OC Transpo, Translink, Calgary Transit, the Canadian National Railway Company, and Canadian Pacific.
With our impressive portfolio of rail projects in locations across the country, we have the resources and diversity of services to create innovative, practical solutions for complex projects. Our team comprises expertise in:
- project and program management
- feasibility studies
- conceptual, preliminary, and detailed planning and design of:
- mainline and siding track
- equipment maintenance and storage facilities
- stations, yards, and terminals
- signaling systems
- communications-based train control (CBTC)
- supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)
- condition assessments and inspections
- constructability review and construction staging
- tender document and specifications preparation and procurement support
- site supervision and contract administration
- testing and commissioning
- value engineering
- risk management
- operational analysis
- regulatory compliance assurance
- design peer review
- grade crossing safety assessments