A subsidiary of the Colas Group, we are part of over a hundred years of experience in delivering major innovations across our sector. Every day, thousands of trains run on tracks built or maintained by Colas Rail.

ABOUT US

Discover what defines the way we do business.

 

We Overcome Every Obstacle

We deliver on the challenges set by a rapidly changing railway environment – constantly seeking to adapt our behaviour and culture to not only meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders, but to also continuously develop and support our people.

Our Aims
& Values

Leading with our core values, we aim to be the partner of choice for all aspects of rail infrastructure solutions. In everything we do, we prioritise:

Safety

We believe in the principle that safety and performance go hand in hand. Safety is everyone’s responsibility and continues to be our top priority.

Ethics

We are honest, fair-minded and honour our commitments to our people, clients and stakeholders. We strive to offer a top-quality service we can all be proud of to enhance the value of our organisation.

People

Our people are our most precious resource. We are committed to ensuring their safety and wellbeing as well as providing training, development and the tools required to deliver successfully. We want them to feel valued and to find satisfaction and fulfilment in their work. We want them to respect each other, our customers and the environment in which they work.

Excellence

We do our utmost to fulfil our commitments to our clients, to work professionally and apply best practices in all our activities. We pay attention to our stakeholders and strive to offer them excellent value whilst guaranteeing the profitability of our activities.

Ethics

The observance of ethics and integrity is a core management principle throughout the Group. Fair and open competition affords us the ability to demonstrate our capabilities, share our best practices and develop long-term partnerships with our customers. The observance of ethics also plays a key role in aligning the Group’s values with those of our employees.

Our dedicated teams possess a deep understanding of the railway, helping us to develop safe and efficient solutions that consider the needs of the passenger during design, construction and throughout the life of the new infrastructure.

Our Expertise

Rail Infrastructure

Colas Rail is a leading provider of rail infrastructure services both nationally and globally – from simple projects, through to highly complex schemes.

We deliver:

  • Track Installation, Renewal and Maintenance
  • Signalling
  • Electrification (Overhead Catenary Systems and 3rd Rail)
  • High Voltage and Traction Power
  • Rolling Stock Refurbishment and Maintenance
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Rail Services

We focus on flexibility, efficiency and reliability – working in partnership with our customers to offer our expertise across our core service areas.

We deliver:

  • Operation and Maintenance of On Track Plant
  • Rail Freight Transport
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Urban Rail

We aim to provide urban transportation systems to connect residents and enhance local communities, while positively impacting the environment. Our passenger services improve mobility within and around urban or suburban areas.

We deliver:

  • Light / Metro Rail
  • Tramway Services
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High Speed Rail

With more than 35 years’ experience in High-Speed delivery, our established design process has enabled us to produce successful projects and even break a few records.

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Safety is our number one priority and goes hand in hand with performance. We will always put the safety of our people first. Everyone at Colas Rail is ‘Free to be Safe.

Jean-Pierre Bertrand – CEO Colas Rail Ltd

We are committed to building on our successful track record through continuous innovation and investment in our people and technology.

Ondrej Roubicek – Deputy CEO Colas Rail Ltd

Our leadership in this industry is directly linked to our attention to our customers’ needs, executing effective solutions to meet and exceed expectations and our talented staff’s dedication to achieving success.

Iain Anderson – MANAGING DIRECTOR, COLAS RAIL UK URBAN & INDUSTRIES