Since 2007, we’ve worked alongside some of the biggest names in rail, providing planned and reactive engineering support to a broad spectrum of private and public sector clients.

From TOCs and FOCs to rolling stock manufacturers and heritage railways, we also help a number of Network Rail Works Delivery Units, assisting with the execution of key frameworks throughout the Wessex and Eastern regions.

Headed up by our Operations Director (North), Rob Stevenson, our twelve mobile teams bring years of heavy, light and industrial track experience to the table, hitting site with the very latest measurement and inspection equipment, not to mention large stocks of strategic spares.

Working from our South Yorkshire and London hubs, we’re on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, helping our clients ensure the smooth running of the railway and minimising disruption for rail users in the process.

How can we help?

  • S&C and plain line renewals
  • High accuracy track construction
  • Bridge deck repairs
  • Longitudinal way beam replacement
  • Lineside and track drainage
  • UTX installation
  • Minor civil engineering and building works
  • Signalling maintenance and testing
  • Construction of new build sidings and light rail schemes
  • Technical services (including survey, track monitoring and CRT management)
  • Consultancy services

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.