Railway Civil Engineering

Experts in delivering quality above and below ground engineering services for rail

Attention to detail is what puts Aspin at the leading edge of engineering excellence, delivering time and cost-critical solutions for the railway environment, with safety, quality and environmental management as priorities.


The experienced team knows the world of railways and its unique challenges and has won awards for its work with clients. Aspin has earned its reputation as the leading name for the delivery of high performance foundation, civil, geotechnical and structural engineering products and services, working collaboratively with all clients and project teams.

The key to Aspin’s success is collaboration with all project stakeholders, sharing the aim to deliver the most cost-effective and technically robust solution for each site in a sustainable way. This approach includes measures to minimise the impact of works on local communities including consultations and measures to minimise noise and traffic movements to and from site.

The team works directly with Network Rail as well as with the largest contractors in a Tier 2 capacity, holding a Principal Contractors License (PCL) as well as the Plant Operators Scheme (POS) license.

Clients benefit from the combination of a range of services to provide a solution that’s as unique as each project, drawing on civil engineering, consulting and design, foundations and piling, plant and transport in addition to inspections, investigations and Aspin’s own in house training.

Our rail industry expertise

Aspin brings rail industry expertise in key areas for the rail industry, offering for electrification and signalling schemes in addition to a wide range of services including:

  • Electrification - consultancy, project management and specialist design and build, bringing many years of significant experience on major projects across the UK
  • Signalling -  consultancy, project management and specialist design and build, from lightweight signal posts to full signal gantries
  • Stations – platforms (including modular platform extensions) and footbridges
  • LOC Staging – modular and cost effective stagings
  • Ground investigations – assessing and reporting on ground conditions for works planning
  • Site surveys
  • Earthworks and civils
  • Track bed stabilisation
  • OHLE (overhead line electrification) foundations
  • Micro piling for OLE foundations, a rapid, sustainable and high integrity solution in challenging ground when CHS-driven and augured concrete piles are not suitable
  • Superstructures – design, supply and installation of above ground structures including OLE masts, cantilevers and portal structures
  • Comprehensive foundation and piling solutions that are high performance and cost effective
  • Plant and transport – specialist fleet of vehicles and equipment operated by Aspin for a seamless service
  • Accreditations – high quality industry training, accredited by the National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR)

Rail Case Studies

Solutions for Sheffield Tram Train
GI for £200m Derby scheme
Modular platforms
modular platform solutions with all-round benefits
Pioneering micro piling at Severn Tunnel junction
Aspin OLE renewals for Network Rail
Arcow Quarry - Story Contracting and Aspin’s ground investigations
Sustainable platform extensions - Bedford Station
Embankment Stabilisations - Bishopton
Sustainable Aspin rail solutions -  Hayes & Harlington Platform Extensions
Strengthening Embankments – Stoke Mandeville
Aspin’s easy solutions Micro Piling for OLE Masts
Aspin’s innovative R2R 4x4 SIV debuts for Network Rail
Aspin Solutions for £100m Nottingham Resignalling Project
Aspin solutions work on Ferriby to Gilberdyke

We offer the following services:




Collaborative working on all aspects of civil engineering for the public sector on all types and sizes of projects. From one-off site inspections to fully integrated solutions.



Nationwide design and consultancy services led by Chartered Civil, Structural and Geotechnical engineers. As award-winning survey, investigation and design teams, they produce innovative solutions.



Long established as a leading provider of piling and foundations for high integrity support of above ground structures. Delivering performance that suits the application, ground and environmental conditions.



Aspin is unique in the industry to own and operate an extensive fleet of specialist plant and equipment including award-winning solutions that save time and money on site. A FORS Accreditation gives extra assurance of a first class service.



Geological analysis, full structural assessments and asset lifecyle management. Ground investigations, inspections and surveys, special inspections, non-destructive testing, design assessments and more besides.



Investing in skills development across the business is key to Aspin’s quality commitment. With accreditation from the National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering (NSARE), there’s a dedicated training division and centre.

Our Rail team are here to answer your questions

Aspin are leaders in the Rail sector - we have a highly experienced team of operatives and consultants in place across 7 UK locations.