Story Contracting Ltd

01228 590444

Company overview

An award-winning private infrastructure company, Story Contracting Ltd provides rail, plant, and construction solutions to projects across the UK. One of just four UK plant providers to be Gold accredited as part of Network Rail’s Route to Gold programme, it is renowned for its commitment to reliability and continuous improvement. For the last seven years, it has also been presented with a RoSPA ‘Gold’ Award in recognition of its outstanding health and safety practices.

The company’s motto, ‘Do it Right’, is reflected in its approach to its clients, people, and supply chain. While it is among the UK’s fastest-growing private companies, it measures its success in:

  • Safety.
  • Quality.
  • Customer satisfaction.
  • Respect.

And, with numerous industry accreditations (including CHAS and RISQS) Story Contracting Ltd is a trusted partner to some of the biggest names in rail.

Delivering complex rail projects

With decades of experience and regional offices across England and Scotland, Story Contracting Ltd can deliver complex projects on time and within budget. In addition to providing building construction and civil engineering services, the award-winning company offers innovative and practical solutions to the rail industry.

Its multi-disciplined team supports property, track, civils, drainage, and geotechnical projects across the UK. With full design and build capabilities, this team can provide services ranging from project management and engineering, to waterproofing and track delivery.

What Story Contracting Ltd does in rail:

Structures: drawing on extensive experience, the team refurbishes and repairs everything from overbridges and underbridges to footbridges and structure infills. It can also carry out steelwork projects – including repairs, preparation, re-painting, and associated ancillary works.

Track: Story Contracting Ltd delivers all kinds of permanent way, including plain line, S&C, and slab, track, and embedded crane rails. With an experienced team and in-house plant, it can undertake everything from planning to handback work.

Earthworks: offering a full design and build service, the team can deliver earthwork regrades, rock and soil cuttings, drainage, piling, ballast retention and retaining walls.

Property: Story Contracting Ltd has experience in delivering station refurbishment works, footbridge refurbishments, Access for All scheme projects, and platform refurbishment and extensions.

Learn more about Story Contracting Ltd’s experienced and passionate rail team.

Story Plant

Available to hire anywhere in the UK, Story Plant’s fleet is suitable for the most complex rail projects. The fleet comprises:

Machines: cranes, wheeled, tracked, MEWP.

Road Rail: including Colmar T10000 Road Rail Crane, Manitou ART17TH, and Liebherr R920 tracked RRV.

General plant: including JCB 65R-1 excavator and Takeuchi TB250 mini excavator.

Transport: HIAB with trailer, low loader, and six-wheeler clamshell utility wagon with trailer. 

Attachments: SB60 hydraulic sleeper changer, de-clipper, auger, and tube cube.

Story Geotechnical Engineering

The Story Geotechnical Engineering team takes an innovative approach to projects large and small, delivering:

Foundation services
Civil services
Geotechnical services
Structural engineering services

Its specialist staff employ innovative ways of working, taking ownership, embracing new ideas, and collaborating with clients for the best results.

Training courses

Story Contracting Ltd delivers training courses designed to help teams prepare for real-world projects. Courses include:

Safety critical training 

Personal track safety
Track induction
Controller of site safety

And more…

Plant training 

Machine Controller/Operator
Crane Controller/Operator
MC/CC Attachments

And more…

Key rail projects

Horden Station

Working on behalf of Network Rail and Durham County Council, Story Contacting Ltd supported the delivery of a new railway station in Horden.

Bicester Underbridges

The company helped Network Rail to deliver two new underbridge structures in Oxfordshire.