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WSPs Sharon Young receives MBE in Kings Birthday Honours

WSP's Sharon Young receives MBE in King's Birthday Honours

 June 21, 2023

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WSP employs impressive women with Director Rail Stations, Sharon Young, having been awarded an MBE in the King's Birthday Honours

"This award is recognition for Sharon's contribution to the Elizabeth Line and Transport for London (TFL) during her 20-year career in the UK's transport industry," congratulated WSP. 

"I'm delighted and extremely proud to be recognised alongside other current and former TfL members of staff in the King's Birthday Honours," said Sharon. "The past 20 years have been a pleasure, having had the opportunity to work with so many brilliant and committed people on many great projects and programmes. It's fantastic to have been part of an organisation that shapes London's future and to have contributed to making London a better place to live and work. I'm looking forward to continuing my journey in the rail industry at WSP, further shaping and improving the travelling public's experiences in London and other major cities around the world, and helping to develop the next generation of railway engineers."

Europe's largest infrastructure project 

WSP supported Crossrail Ltd’s delivery of the landmark Elizabeth line. At the height of construction, Crossrail was Europe’s largest infrastructure project. The Elizabeth line stretches over 60 miles and serves 41 stations, including ten new stations. London's newest railway has capacity for over 200 million passengers annually.

Multidisciplinary engineering and design teams from WSP helped deliver key stations including Paddington, Tottenham Court Road and Farringdon, and the firm was also the leading engineering consultant on Bond Street station, providing a full multidisciplinary design service as well as structural engineering services for one of the over-site developments. 

Improving efficiency and enhancing performance

As the leading consultant on major projects in the UK like High-Speed 2, Great Western Modernisation, Northern Hub, Crossrail and Thameslink, WSP helps the UK industry reduce costs, improve efficiency, enhance performance and increase capacity as more and more people take to rail travel.
Successful rail and transport projects depend on an understanding of how local authorities and developers operate and how realities can change in the short and long-term. They need ongoing adjustments, which can only be achieved with good communication between public agencies, private ventures and local communities.
"We provide the full range of comprehensive planning and development, design, programme and construction management services, for the complete rail project lifecycle," said WSP. "We understand the importance of optimising both the operational and commercial opportunities of valuable rail assets. Our delivery of solutions to complex rail programmes with rail engineering and station design is complemented by skills in rail systems, rail assurance, cyber security, and pedestrian modelling. We also provide strategic and logistical support to freight and passenger train operators with rail demand management consultancy, timetabling, ticketing policy and railway operational planning services ...Worldwide, from intricate underground lines in Stockholm to landmark stations in New York and London, our experts take on challenging projects where they live and work, sharing knowledge and helping to make every project a success for our clients and the communities they serve."

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