About us

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

Our people are our greatest asset.

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 

Our aim is to be the partner of choice for all aspects of rail infrastructure solutions by leading by our values.


At Colas Rail UK we champion a collaborative/alliancing approach. We have a proven track record in working collaboratively with our chosen industry partners to deliver major multidisciplinary projects, track renewals programmes and aligned services across the UK rail and metro network.

We partner for success and are committed to delivering on our promises to our employees, the people we work with, our customers and all our stakeholders. We aim to build effective and efficient relationships to deliver a set of common goals to meet our customers’ requirements and safely achieve sustainable, commercially driven benefits for all.

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94% of our employees enjoy the work that they do at Colas Rail and 95% care about the future of Colas Rail.
Safety is at the forefront of everything we do, and our graduates are involved in their own safety challenge.
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