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Company overview

VolkerRail continuously delivers projects, from smaller contracts through to major national schemes, helping our clients bring communities together and provide better services for passengers.

We have two businesses:

Major Projects, an expert in collaborative working, leading on large, multidisciplinary joint venture and alliance projects.

Specialist Businesses, made up of expert divisions in signallingtrackpowerelectrification, and piling, and we have an in-house plant division and bespoke design teams. These work independently, as subcontractors to the rail sector, or collectively as a Tier One contractor for larger frameworks.

We aim to stand out from the crowd in everything we do, by exceeding expectations.

Our Markets

As a rail only contractor, we adapt our railway infrastructure services to several of the UK’s public and private sectors, including main line rail networks, branch line networks, underground mass transit networks, overground mass transit networks, including tramways and private industrial railways.


We being a wealth of experience in the construction of new depots and relocating or upgrading existing facilities, to meet clients’ needs. Working alongside our sister company, VolkerFitzpatrick, we’ve transformed and created some of the UK’s largest, and most prestigious rail depots.

We know that operational depots cannot close during construction works, so we work with you to install modifications, whilst having little or no impact on daily activities. Whether stand-alone track configuration, signalling, power or piling works, through to complete turnkey projects, we’re here to deliver for you.

Metro & Light Rail Systems

VolkerRail is recognised as a market leader for the provision of and services to the light rail sector.

Over the past 20 years we’ve worked on a large variety of projects from annual maintenance and small project renewals to large joint venture projects. Transforming cities and creating the UK’s largest tram network.

Our specialist teams offer high quality track construction, maintenance and renewals to clients including:

  • Croydon.
  • Docklands Light Railway.
  • Glasgow Underground.
  • Manchester Metrolink.
  • Nottingham Express Transit.
  • Sheffield Supertram.
  • And more.

We can 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.

Our in-house capability also includes a fleet of access, renewal and maintenance machines, tailored to the requirements of urban rail infrastructure.



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