The railway is a dangerous place and it requires particular skills to design structures that interface safely with a railway environment. OCSC have built up considerable experience in representing ‘third-parties’ to interface successfully with the railway authorities. We have been involved in the demolition of Lansdowne Road stadium over the DART line and we have successfully negotiated the bridge agreements for a number of bridges we designed including Clonminham Bridge over the Dublin – Cork line. We have investigated the impact that proposed new heavy and light railway systems will have on existing structures and businesses and have represented many clients at public oral hearings into these major projects. We have prepared designs for new stations as part of Strategic Development Zones.