Rail

Costain delivers end-to-end asset lifecycle solutions across the entire railway, from major station projects to multi-disciplinary rail projects.

As our population increases, the UK is demanding more from its rail infrastructure than ever before. It is estimated that we make 2.5 billion rail journeys every year, which is set to rise to over 3 billion by 2020. The current network is beyond capacity. Increasing demand will see growth in electrification, high-speed rail and the introduction of digital railway, making for a better connected nation.

What this might mean?

  • Large improvement programmes with whole-life cost and collaboration at the core of delivery values
  • Implementation of high-speed rail, ensuring this huge national investment is successfully delivered
  • The development of digital railway and an increasing focus on innovation to maximise the application of emerging technology across the network.

The Costain solution

We have the capability and agility to provide innovative and sustainable solutions to meet these increased demands across all areas of the railway, while maintaining a safe, reliable and cost-effective service to the public.

Our rail sector specialises in technical delivery, innovative expertise and sustainable solutions. We provide whole-life benefit to infrastructure through innovative products and services that enhance the quality of project delivery and provide cost-effective solutions. We bring our extensive knowledge and experience to deliver value to our customers’ assets across all phases of the project lifecycle.

Our rail sector team offers:

  • Commitment to safety, developing industry-leading practices
  • Specialists across the whole rail sector, with a broad service offering to meet customers’ needs
  • The breadth of resource and the best team to deliver success, whether customers are looking for a design, consulting, programme management, project delivery or operations & maintenance service
  • A strong focus on sustainability and whole-life cost 
  • Proven track record in collaborative delivery and alliance working.

Specialist services

Electrification

Costain formed ABC Electrification Limited in partnership with Babcock and Alstom.  

  • The largest electrification order book in the UK
  • One of only three companies awarded National Electrification Programme (NEP) contracts by Network Rail
  • Industry leading expertise in electrification delivery
  • Close collaborative relationships with customers and supply chain.

Multi-disciplinary rail projects

We have the knowledge and resources to conduct multi-disciplinary projects across a broad range of disciplines and services, delivering a variety of complex schemes from feasibility study to project close out.

Track, signalling and systems

Costain’s specialist industry professionals are working across the sector to deliver a holistic rail service offering in a collaborative working environment with our customers; nurturing innovation and focusing on whole life cost which leads to more sustainable and manageable infrastructure assets.

Contact

Rail

Gren Edwards
Sector Director
01628 842 310
gren.edwards@costain.com

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