QTS Group

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Company overview

Founded by MD Alan McLeish, QTS Group is one of the UK’s most well-respected rail contractors. Today, it specialises in rail engineering, infrastructure, electrification, design, and training.

The group is proud of its partnership with Network Rail, serving as an accredited Principal Contractor and Rail Plant Operator. Certified to work on UK rail infrastructure, it also supports ScotRail and a number of local authorities. And, with a reputation as one of the country’s leading rail contractors, it is currently working on frameworks across the UK.

QTS Group provides a range of specialist services, including vegetation management, civil engineering, earthworks, electrification, industrial rope access, and fleet plant hire.


Mission statement

QTS is striving to create an inclusive culture, with a focus on:

  • Health and wellbeing.
  • Social and community work.
  • Employment and education.
  • Leadership.
  • Supporting local economies.
  • Sustainability and the environment.

Supporting ex-forces personnel via the Armed Forces Covenant.


With expert personnel and its own fleet of specialist plant, QTS Group provides a range of rail services.

Vegetation management

Including lineside vegetation maintenance, maintenance and clearance, signal sight line creation, chipping and mulching, emergency response works, and vegetation and ecological surveys.


A leading fencing contractor, QTS specialises in the installation of:






Keep Klamp

Fix a Fence

Environmental Fencing

Acoustic Sound Barrier

Stock Fencing

Anti-Suicide Barriers

Rabbit Netting

Manual and Electronic Gate installation

Drainage and tracking clearing

With the largest fleet of bespoke, on-track drainage plant in the UK, QTS Group offers a range of drainage services, including:

  • CCTV survey and reporting.
  • Inspection and clearance of drains.
  • Inspection and clearance of culverts.
  • Civils pipe repairs.
  • Patch lining.
  • Slab track cleaning.
  • Drone and topographic drainage surveys.
  • Removal of graffiti.

Civil engineering

With impressive expertise, strong supply chain partnerships, and a highly skilled and dedicated team, QTS Group has won a range of national civils frameworks. Its key disciplines include:

  • Earthworks and geotechnical expertise: rock cuttings works (anchoring, bolting, netting systems)
  • Catch fences.
  • Debris flow barriers.
  • Rockfall prevention system.
  • Soil cuttings and embankment remedial works.
  • Soil nailing and drainage improvements.
  • Culvert and drainage clearance/surveys and associated remedial works.
  • Construction of retaining walls.
  • Scour repairs
  • Repair of masonry/structural repairs.
  • Refurbishment of bridges.
  • Ancillary civils works.
  • Safety and asset condition inspections.

Specialist plant

QTS Group boasts one of the UK’s largest RRV plant fleets, including:

RRV Unimogs for chipping and others for shunting

RRV Excavator (light, medium and heavy lifters)

RRV Vactor/Drain Jetting

RRV MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Working Platform)

RRV High-Capacity Cranes

RRV Long Reach Tree Felling Heads

And more.


REL, a wholly owned subsidiary of QTS Group, offers delivery, maintenance, and commissioning solutions for all OLE systems. Its key projects range from The Edinburgh – Glasgow Improvement Plan, to the Oslo Tram Extension and Crossrail.

QTS Training

Rail specialist QTS Group offers training in:

  • Railway safety.
  • On-track plant.
  • Construction.
  • Health and safety.
  • Rope access.
  • Confined spaces.
  • Personal development.