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There are many exciting opportunities that lie ahead in creating tomorrow’s railway.

High-speed rail, light urban systems, high-output automated track maintenance and commercial rail freight are all areas that have become increasingly important to the UK transport industry.
The continual maintenance and upgrading of the UK’s rail network remains a task that we are fully committed to and one in which we are increasingly leading the field. Thinking, investing and operating at the forefront of the industry trends ensures we have the capabilities to meet the future demands of our customers.
Our 100% commitment to safety and the environment is evident by the leadership from management and a behavioural safety culture that is integral to everything we do. We build open relationships with customers, suppliers and partners and communication is encouraged at all levels to generate new ideas and the unique Colas Rail team spirit. All this is achieved through our greatest asset, our people, so that together we will play a leading role in providing 21st century railway systems.

Aims, Values & Commitment

We deliver on the challenges set by a rapidly changing railway environment we constantly see to adapt our behaviour and culture to not only meet but exceed the expectation of our customers and stakeholders.


We focus our business on providing best in class performance in key areas which is demonstrated in the way we deliver rail infrastructure projects as a sole contractor or through various alliances.

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Rail Infrastructure

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

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Rail Services

We are a company focused on flexibility, efficiency and reliability, working in partnership with our customers offering our expertise across our core service areas.

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Urban Rail

We aim to provide affordable, urban transportation systems to connect residents and enhance local communities, while positively impacting the environment.

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High Speed Rail

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

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