introduction and background

With offices in the UK and Australia, Transport Design International Ltd (TDI) is a world-leading industrial design and engineering consultancy. Founded in 1987, and privately owned, the company specialises in developing bespoke solutions for road, rail and marine-based transport applications. Working with strategic partners, TDI is also able to design and supply individual products, systems and even complete vehicles.

In addition to providing design and consultancy services, TDI is proud to be a lead partner in the pro-active development and promotion of advanced, sustainable, urban transit solutions such as the Minitram System, Revolution VLR (very light rail) and Vectus PRT (personal rapid transit).



  • Design Services

    Typically, TDI is commissioned to undertake feasibility, concept, styling, interior design and production engineering assignments for high speed trains, metros, light rail systems, monorails, automated people movers, buses and commercial vehicles. In many cases, TDI has engineered complete vehicle car-bodies including for electric buses and lightweight trains. In 2016, TDI won the Global Light Rail Awards for 'Outstanding Engineering Achievement' in the design of its own brand 'ULR Express' diesel-electric railcar.

  • Client List

    Over its 30 year history, TDI has provided design and engineering services to many international companies such as:

  • Team Leaders

    TDI is essentially a people business whose designs and creative ideas for future thinking transport solutions are entirely shaped by the wide ranging 'coincidence' of skills, project experience and personalities within the core design team:

  • History

    The TDI story started way back in 1986 when three young designers came together to form a new design consultancy...

  • Recruitment

    TDI is always pleased to hear directly from experienced designers, engineers and CAD draughtsmen who are looking for either full time or contract employment. We generally do not not work with recruitment agencies.