From the London Underground and Network Rail to the Docklands Light Railway, 1stInrail has a long history of offering P-Way support services to Transport for London clients, from skilled labour supply on one hand to contracted project works on the other.

Working from our Newham Head Office and our depot in Silvertown, we support the delivery of a number of TfL frameworks, supplying skilled staff for track repairs and enhancement as well as the contracting of lump sum, fixed price track refurbishment and renewals projects.

Providing both planned and reactive support, more than 30 teams deliver critical engineering works 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, backed up by time-served handback engineers and cutting-edge equipment, not to mention large stocks of critical spares.

With his unique experience across the TfL network, our Director – London, Alan Maye, was the natural choice to head up the company’s TfL activities, his knowledge and 30 years’ experience ensuring our projects are delivered safely and in accordance with our clients’ expectations.

How can we help?

  • Skilled labour supply
  • Track renewal and reconditioning (including deep tube sections)
  • Track repair and enhancement
  • S&C renewals
  • Ballasted track renewals
  • Depot track renewals
  • Track maintenance and patrolling

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 client’s projects.

  • Prime location

    Our East London depot and storage facilities place our 250-strong team anywhere on the Transport for London infrastructure at short notice, with plant, tools and materials available on demand.

  • Rapid response

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

  • Safety first

    A people-first employer, our ultimate responsibility is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our team and 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 the client.

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.