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Since entering the construction market in 1935 VolkerRail has become one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, with over 70 years experience in both the heavy and light rail infrastructure sectors.

We have delivered high profile projects for Network Rail and London Underground, as well as many of the light rail/ tram operators in England, cover all aspects of p-way maintenance, construction and renewal; including design, plan, supply and installation works. We are sector specialists in overhead line electrification, HV and LV power distribution and signalling, and we are a leader in the supply and operation of rail mounted cranes, tampers and road rail vehicles. 

We are industry leaders in alliance working, building strong relationships with other major contractors and together, with our strengthened offerings, have delivered some of Britain’s biggest rail projects over the last decade. Added to this, is the support and skill base of the wider VolkerWessels UK group, ensuring we have the knowledge and resources to complete any rail infrastructure project in the UK. 

Our proud heritage, record of dependable delivery and relentless focus on safety has earned us a strong reputation as a high-performance company who works in harmony and partnership with all stakeholders. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate responsibility in all our business activities, and we recognise that we have an integral responsibility to leave a positive legacy to the communities in which we operate. 

As a major employer in the construction industry we are also dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. We understand that a diverse workforce is key to the future of our business and our focus is on building valuable experienced teams and attracting a diverse pool of talent.

Our company aim is to stand out from the crowd in everything we do by exceeding expectations.

80 years of standing out from the crowd

Over the years we have evolved to become a leading railway infrastructure contractor.

Senior Management Team

This thriving business is led by a group of dedicated industry leaders who bring together a wide range of skills and...

Supply chain

Our supply chain is an integral part of VolkerWessels UK commitment to offering clients a quality service. We establish...

Industry recognition

VolkerRail's reputation for delivering successful projects and the company’s high safety standards is...

Office locations

VolkerRail operates throughout the UK, using the wider network of VolkerWessels UK offices and sites available.