Recognised as a leading specialist rail contractor, VolkerRail is renowned for its multidisciplinary experience in the heavy and light rail infrastructure sectors. Our business comprises of two divisions – Major Projects, with responsibility for large, multidisciplinary joint venture and alliance projects, and Specialist Businesses – experts in signalling, track, power, electrification, and piling, with an in-house plant division, and bespoke design teams.

The business has the expertise and accreditations to work across the whole rail environment, covering mainline and branch line railways, and metros and light rail networks for both public and private clients. Our services cover specialist rail infrastructure and the construction of track systems, together with asset management, maintenance and renewals. We also offer solutions for high and low voltage engineering services, the design and implementation of overhead line and signalling systems, piling for the installation of overhead line equipment and signal gantries, and track welding services.

VolkerRail also has an in-house fleet of specialist plant and equipment available for spot hire through to multi-functional frameworks, all maintained and operated by some of the industry leading maintainer-operators.

  • We believe in pushing boundaries in the pursuit of equality, diversity and inclusion. So, our teams can be comfortable that, whatever their background, VolkerRail is a place where employees can be themselves and thrive.

    Our goal is to ensure that our business is thoroughly inclusive of people from all lifestyles and enriched by a diversity of perspectives, cultures and backgrounds, characterised by fairness and equality of opportunity. “It is important to us that inclusion is a key part of our culture, and that everyone feels welcome and valued. We want all of our workplaces to be environments where everyone has the opportunity to participate and fulfil their potential.

    Events such as this help to promote gender engagement, not only across teams, but by the industry as a whole. This – and the fact it is a truly brilliant day – is why VolkerRail has supported the Big Rail Diversity Challenge, and have done, since the first event back in 2016.