An ethos to do things properly

We are a global consultancy providing technical expertise and specialist engineering services to help clients navigate the rail industry's operational, commercial and regulatory demands.

With extensive experience across all key disciplines, from rolling stock, signalling and telecommunications, to energy efficiency, safety management and operational planning, we support a client portfolio that ranges from some of the world's largest rail administrations to niche component suppliers.

Latest news

Ricardo sponsors UK Rail Business Awards
21 Feb 2019

Ricardo sponsors UK Rail Business Awards

For the fourth year running we are proud to sponsor one of the biggest events in the UK rail calendar Read more
Ricardo expertise in place to support upgrades across the Spanish mainline network
7 Feb 2019

Ricardo expertise in place to support upgrades across the Spanish mainline network

Ricardo confirmed as an approved supplier to Adif, the Spanish national infrastructure manager. Read more
Ricardo expertise supports diesel trains switch to hybrid-battery
24 Jan 2019

Ricardo expertise supports diesel trains switch to hybrid-battery

In a first for the UK, our experts will provide engineering expertise for the integration of a hybrid powerpack into a converted diesel multiple unit (DMU) train. Read more
What we do - our services explained in 60 seconds

What we do - our services explained in 60 seconds

Our services for the rail sector explained in four short animations.

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Our services

Careers in rail

Careers in rail

Find out about opportunities to join our  rail teams by visiting our dedicated careers site

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Intelligent Rail

Intelligent Rail

Improving processes and reducing costs. Intelligent Rail is a suite of products aimed squarely at helping cusotmers to unlock their data streams in order to improve operations.

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