Rail infrastructure

We support public and private sector clients on some of the largest, most complex and high profile rail infrastructure projects, from major new rail lines and franchise project delivery to the construction and enhancement of depots and rolling stock manufacturing facilities. The breadth and depth of our experience enables us to provide excellence together with unique insight and innovation. 

Whether it be on a national, international or local scale, Government departments, regulators, infrastructure operators, lenders and other financial investors look to our team to offer reliable and up to the minute advice. 

We are helping to build and finance world class infrastructure that meets growing needs, connecting communities and generating new opportunities. We are committed to playing a key role in supporting our clients to lead us towards a greener and more sustainable future.

A selection of our team’s experience is below:

New railways


Advising TfL on the design, formation and implementation of the regulatory structure for the Crossrail infrastructure. This has involved advice on the set-up and constitution of the infrastructure company, design and drafting of all regulatory and access documentation, interpretation and compliance with UK and EU law and regulation, extensive industry consultation and Office of Rail and Road interface. We have also given detailed advice on access arrangements with Network Rail and Heathrow Airport and the interface with the HS2 project at Old Oak Common.


Trenitalia c2c

Advising Trenitalia c2c on the construction contract for depot infrastructure modifications associated with the introduction of a new fleet of rolling stock.

New depot facility

Advising a train operator on the potential development of a new depot facility connected with the introduction of a new rolling stock fleet.

Crown Point depot

Advising the financiers on the innovative first-of-a-kind financing of depot enhancements at Crown Point depot.

Manufacturing facility


Advising the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer on the real estate, planning, construction and regulation of a new manufacturing facility in Newport, Wales. The Newport facility will be a strategically important facility supporting CAF's ongoing rolling stock manufacturing work.


Digital rail project

A cross-practice team of rail, procurement and construction experts offered initial advice to c2c and its parent about the possibility of introducing this revolutionary new signalling system onto the c2c network. The project involves installing a new, on-train, signalling system, together with replacing conventional red/green signals with a complex computer system, meaning trains will be able to run closer together.

Stations, signalling and traffic management

Transport for London/London Underground Limited

Advising London Underground and TfL in relation to the infrastructure improvements across the underground network required to implement the £1.5bn New Tube for London Project including signalling projects and CCTV on platforms.