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We stand out from the crowd

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Industry leaders in collaborative working

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Creating sustainable travel

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Bringing communities together

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We understand the challenges our clients face, and our teams are on hand to help.

With our sector focus solely on rail, we are uniquely placed to support our clients from design through to commission. We work across a wide range of projects, delivering smaller contracts through to nationally significant major schemes, helping our clients bring communities together.

Our expertise

  • Signalling

    We regularly undertake all aspects of signalling design, project engineering, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance support, across all technologies, equipment and systems. 

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  • Track

    Whether maintaining, renewing or upgrading existing lines, or building new infrastructure, we have a detailed understanding of ballasted and embedded track types, S&C and level crossings.

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  • OLE

    For the installation, maintenance and renewal of overhead line electrification equipment, we offer support from early design stage through to full install, test and commissioning.

    Rail operative looking up at an overhead line gantry being installed by VolkerRail using MEWPS and road rail vehicles on the Transpennine route upgrade project
  • Telecoms

    We provide design, supply, install and test services for operational and lineside telecommunication renewals, either as a single discipline provider or as part of multidisciplinary project.

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  • HV/LV distribution

    We undertake specialist high voltage and low voltage installations work packages, from design stage through to installation, jointing, testing, commissioning, and successful entry into service.

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  • Piling

    With in-house road rail vehicles and a selection of piling attachments, we have the capability to deliver a wide range of piling solutions, using a variety of technologies.

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  • Civils

    To compliment the offerings from our wider teams, we undertake an array of lineside civils work. From feasibility studies, design and planning, we work with teams for start to finish.

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  • Design

    We deliver design solutions from early contractor involvement, creating conceptual design through to detailed design and implementation for construction and installation projects.

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  • Welding

    Our specialists provide aluminothermic welding to all types of rail sections and steel grades across all markets, and also help clients in planning and delivery, as well as quality assurance.

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  • Ground investigation

    We provide specialist engineers and equipment that test and analyse the environment, providing core design parameters for foundation and substructure design.

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Social value

Giving back to local communities is hugely important to us. We want to make sure that we build a legacy; and every one of us plays a vital role in this.

We are part of VolkerWessels UK

  • VolkerWessels UK

    VolkerWessels UK is a leading multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors.

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  • VolkerFitzpatrick

    VolkerFitzpatrick is a leading multidisciplinary contractor providing civil engineering and construction solutions across the transport, defence and energy sectors. 

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  • VolkerStevin

    VolkerStevin is a market leader in the defence, flood risk management, ports, energy and water sectors drawing on specialist in-house capabilities to deliver integrated, multidisciplinary infrastructure solutions.

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  • VolkerHighways

    VolkerHighways is a leader in the delivery of highways and street lighting term maintenance contracts, traffic management and specialist EV charging solutions.

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  • VolkerLaser

    VolkerLaser is a leading multidisciplinary specialist contractor working to protect, repair strengthen and refurbish the built environment. 

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  • Our Specialist Businesses

    Working across the entire breadth of the construction industry our specialist businesses provide expert knowledge and niche services. 

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Join our team

We work hard to make our business an attractive place to work for people at all career stages, and from all backgrounds, no matter what their ambition.