Led by our Operations Director, Rob Stevenson, and Contracts Manager, Wayne Grundy, we specialise in the design, construction and maintenance of depots and sidings, our 8 mobile teams providing rapid response and on call facilities for both track and signalling activities.

Supporting the likes of Siemens, Northern Rail and CBRE, we guarantee the safe, compliant operation of more than 50 sites across the country, our highly skilled operatives delivering inspection, patrolling and maintenance services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Even more so than labour, plant, and materials, however, we believe that effective planning, coordination and communication are key to ensuring rail facilities remain fully operational throughout any engineering or maintenance works.

It’s no wonder, therefore, that we’ve built a reputation for delivering new and enhanced facilities quickly, safely, and with the minimum of disruption, exceeding expectations along the way.

How can we help?

  • Construction of new sidings and facilities
  • Slab track and pit road track construction
  • Track maintenance, patrolling and emergency response
  • Freight operation support
  • Civil engineering and building works
  • Signalling maintenance and testing
  • Renewal/refurbishment of existing track

Why choose 1stInrail?

  • Exceptional talent

    You’ll find outstanding individuals at every level of our business, impeccably trained and putting years of experience, engineering expertise and technical capability to good use on our clients’ projects.

  • Nationwide coverage

    Strategically placed in London and Doncaster, we cover the whole of the UK’s rail network, our 350-strong engineering team providing planned and reactive engineering support to some of the biggest names in rail.

  • Rapid response

    We operate 24/7, delivering critical track engineering services across the UK. With on-call facilities and rapid response times, we provide ultimate peace of mind, reducing downtime and disruption for our clients.

  • Safety first

    A people-first employer, our ultimate responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our team and all those we work with. Our aim? To achieve zero accidents, incidents or defects.

  • Logistical support

    Holding large stocks of materials whilst investing heavily in the latest tools and plant, our teams have instant access to everything they need, delivering maximum productivity and value for our clients.

Who we’ve helped

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Just a quick note to thank you and your team over at 1stInrail for your efforts over on the Southend Walkway project. It was a cracking job and our client has asked that we pass their thanks on to you.

I am pleased to announce following the final site Beacon assessment undertaken on 1stInrail (FIR 2 Team) at Bond Street Station. Site Beacon status has been achieved and all involved are to be congratulated accordingly. I was impressed by the team's commitment to achieving Beacon status and the positive safety culture displayed during the inspection....

I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you for your successful completion of the re-railment of the GOB line between Leyton Midland Road and Walthamstow Queens Road following the derailment of a freight train which caused extensive damage. Due to your hand work the programme was delivered on time and to plan. Your collaborative working meant th...

A big thank you for everyone’s hard work and commitment on the derailment site at Goole. It’s very much appreciated and I believe everyone should be proud of what we have accomplished in just under a week. Well done!

Just a quick note to thank each and every one involved in the planning and delivery of the Wellhouse tunnel renewal. A fantastic job executed on time and, most importantly, accident and incident free. Please pass on my gratitude to your operators, ground staff and those on the ground I don’t have contact details for. On to the next successful job.