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.


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Our Values – Care | Share | Dare


At Colas Rail, we are convinced that our corporate culture and our values are our finest assets. Our CareShareDare values are at the heart of everything we do. These values feed into our main strategies and accompany us daily in realising our ambitions.


Caring is a fundamental value of our corporate culture. Whether it is self-care, care for employees, care for our customers and partners or care for the environment and society – from the very essence of our activity – we are driven by the same duty of exemplary and benevolence. Therefore, acting ethically and preserving the safety of those who accompany us will always remain our priority.


We are convinced that the pooling of talents and resources in all their diversity, teamwork and cross-disciplinary bridges are a source of progress and new ideas.


    • We dare to take on responsibilities with a committed international leader who gives everyone a chance.

    • We are one of the international leaders in our industry. That’s true. But what really matters is why we will keep on being a leader.

    • We are a strong and structured company. We keep on innovating in our businesses and dare to conquer new territories and market segments.

    • We trust everyone dares, regardless of where they come from, by quickly allowing them to take on responsibilities on large-scale projects.

At Colas Rail, we are proud to act as an example. We do not hesitate to assert our values of ethics and transparency on a daily basis with our customers, our service providers and our employees.

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.


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.