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VolkerRail is a leading railway infrastructure contractor, with over 70 years’ experience on heavy and light rail networks, focused on helping our clients bring communities together, through improved infrastructure, and providing better services for freight operators, train operators, and passengers.

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VolkerRail comprises two businesses: Major Projects and Specialist Businesses. Major Projects is an expert in collaborative working, through joint ventures and alliance schemes. Collaborative working agreements are a proven strategy for delivering large, complex railway projects, and its strong relationships with other major contractors has helped VolkerRail to deliver several of the biggest rail projects over the last decade.

Specialist Businesses is made up of expert divisions in signalling, track, power, electrification, rail plant and piling. Working for their chosen clients, these divisions work independently or together, operating at both Tier 1 and Tier 2 levels. They have the expertise to cover the full project lifecycle, from design through to fabrication, installation, construction, testing and commissioning. It also has in-house design teams, undertaking detailed design work for signalling and power related projects.

Our plant division owns and maintains a fleet of rail construction plant, including the UK’s biggest fleet of Kirow rail mounted cranes, along with On Track Maintenance plain line and S&C tampers, lightweight tampers, ballast regulators, Road Rail Vehicles, excavators and crane lifting machines.

We are proud of our ‘can-do’ people, our heritage and our reputation as a high-performing business, working in harmony and partnership with our stakeholders, ensuring we help our clients deliver a rail network for the future.

We have an unwavering focus on safety, and we are committed to providing sustainable ways of working, to improve local environments and leave a positive legacy for the communities in which we operate.

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

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.