EWR Alliance track installation using a kirow crane in 2023

We deliver some of the nation’s most important railway upgrades through multi-year frameworks, programmes, and standalone projects including HS2, East West Rail, the Transpennine Route Upgrade and CP7 Southern Renewals Enterprise.

Our principal business units in this sector are VolkerRail and VolkerFitzpatrick.  Both are recognised as leading railway engineering and infrastructure providers, and regularly come together to offer fully integrated solutions. 

VolkerRail delivers complex, single and multi-disciplinary design and build rail projects across the UK. Our capabilities include the construction, maintenance, design and renewal of track systems, overhead line systems, signalling systems, high and low voltage engineering, railway piling, welding services, and hiring out of specialist rail infrastructure plant.  

VolkerFitzpatrick provides a consolidated and multi-disciplined approach, with specialist civil engineering and rail capabilities combining to provide the best solutions. The business serves freight and passenger markets with design, construction and upgrades to depots, stations, sidings, platforms and buildings, and line capacity upgrades.

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We offer integrated services for the full project lifecycle – from design through to fabrication, installation, construction, testing and commissioning. Our flexible approach meets the needs of the UK’s main and branch line rail and mass transit networks. 

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Civil engineering and building

We deliver a wide variety of on-network single and multi-disciplinary schemes, from minor station improvements and platform extensions to major design and build infrastructure projects and long-term asset improvements and enhancements. 

VolkerLaser is able to undertake sensitive refurbishments on prestigious rail sites, as well as providing bespoke access and temporary works solutions where needed. 

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We are specialists in track design, construction, renewal and replacement techniques with experience across high-speed main lines, commuter routes, freight lines, depots, sidings as well as private industrial locations.

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Signalling and telecoms

We offer cost-effective turnkey solutions for railway signalling and telecoms projects across the UK, managing all aspects from design to maintenance support, including full compliance with Network Rail GRIP stages 1-8. 

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We specialise in managing the unique interfaces and programming considerations of designing, constructing and commissioning new depots and relocating or upgrading existing facilities on live operational sites.

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Mass transit and light rail systems

We are experts in new build light rail projects and track renewal, providing high-quality construction, maintenance, and renewal services for various track forms. Our services are supported by a tailored fleet of access, renewal and maintenance machines designed for urban rail infrastructure.

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Power and electrification

We provide specialist HV and LV distribution design, installation, and commissioning services from DNO terminals to substations and trackside switches. Our expertise in Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) allows us to manage all related works for mainline, depot, and light rail systems.

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Rail plant

We support the unique installation, maintenance and operational requirements of the UK rail industry. From rail mounted Kirow cranes to hand-held equipment, the range of plant available and the services we provide is extensive.

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Eddie Tattersall

Eddie Tattersall

Group Strategic Development Director