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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.

Metro and light rail systems

Over the last 20 years we have been involved in a large variety of projects from annual maintenance and small project renewals to large joint venture projects which have transformed cities, as well as creating the UK’s largest tram network,

With a proud heritage, our specialist teams continue to offer high quality track construction, maintenance and renewals to a wide range of clients including:
– Croydon
– Docklands Light Railway
– Glasgow Underground
– Manchester Metrolink
– Midland Metro
– Nexus
– Nottingham Express Transit
– Sheffield Supertram

We have the ability to adapt our offerings, for various bespoke systems, using varying track forms including embedded sleepers, full depth shoulder, shallow depth shoulder in bituminous road type, direct fix and ballast track forms.


Eagre House J3 Business Park, Doncaster DN4 8DE

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