Operations

Railways are high-risk, asset-intensive environments that require the seamless integration of staff, equipment, technology and processes.

Already under pressure to reduce operational costs whilst increasing service levels, railway managers are not spared the tough decisions confronting any other line of business: prioritising investment decisions, extending asset life-cycles and finding extra cost savings.

This is where we help. We understand the pressures faced in the boardrooms because our strategic advice is often called upon at the highest levels of the industry.

But we also know the challenges that concern those on the 'frontline' — the technicians, engineers and asset managers — because we frequently help resolve their problems too.

Most importantly, we understand the mutual dependence between the strategic and operational sides of the railway, and the risks exposed when they are in conflict.

From small local operators to international manufacturers we help organizations across the rail sector raise standards, maximize efficiency and navigate complex technical, commercial and regulatory demands. 

Our services

Asset management
Energy efficiency
Human factors in rail operations
Service quality monitoring
Safety management
Safety engineering
Reliability, availability, maintainability & safety
Electromagnetic exposure
Civil engineering
Track consultancy
Noise & vibration
Fleet management
Vehicle procurement
Fleet maintenance
Environmental consulting
Strategic consulting

Contact us

To find out more about Ricardo Rail and the services we offer, or if you are thinking about a career with us, please get in touch. We are always keen to hear from others with an interest in the rail sector.​