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As a leading and established overhead line electrification (OLE) provider, with both a Principle Contractors Licence and a Plant Operators Licence, VolkerRail offers cost effective and professional electrification services, as a single discipline provider, or as part of a multidisciplinary project team.

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Our experienced and professional workforce has the capability to work across several of the UK’s public and private sectors, including main line rail networks, branch line networks, overground mass transit networks, depots and private industrial railways.

From development through to implementation, testing, commissioning and final hand back into service, our teams have the experience and capability necessary to successfully deliver all phases and aspects of a railway electrification project.


  • OLE installation
  • Testing and commissioning of OLE systems
  • Isolations and planning
  • Foundation installation
  • Steelwork erection
  • Switchgear
  • Bonding installation
  • Height and stagger survey analysis and adjustments

To complement our project activities we also offer an isolation management service.

To aid in the successful delivery of OLE, is our inhouse plant division, which has an extensive fleet of specialist road rail machinery designed to work safely under overhead line infrastructure. This machinery is maintained on and off site by our own industry leading
maintainer operators, resulting in 99% reliability.

We also have a bespoke piling division with the capability to deliver a wide range of piling solutions, using a variety of technologies. The team has specialist expertise in the installation of overhead line equipment, signal gantries, and platforms, and has the knowledge and skills needed to install a full range of piles, of varying types and sizes.

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