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Rail Engineering

RBA provides a range of rail engineering services. We are renowned for listening intently to client requirements, and provide high quality consultants who integrate seamlessly within client teams to create valued solutions.

RBA has a strong track record of delivering to time and cost expectations. Our key services include:

Concrete Slab Track

RBA has built an enviable reputation through supporting Network Rail and other major clients in the design, renewal and maintenance of concrete slab track. RBA has developed specialist knowledge in this area through recruiting from within the rail industry those specialists who have a combined experience of over 80 years.

Our experts have worked with, and developed the concrete slab track concept from its initial inception in the early 1970’s to the present day. They have the skills and knowledge to identify faults, consider and develop appropriate repair techniques and advise on the most cost-efficient method of maintaining the permanent way. RBA have a specialist railway engineering team who can provide: –

  • Vertical and horizontal alignment schemes
  • Innovative and practical repair techniques for concrete slab track
  • Detailed track surveys together with ongoing dilapidation surveys and advice on rate of deterioration
  • Advice on rules of the route repair techniques and materials for fast and efficient track repair
  • Assistance in securing Network Rail product approval
  • Advice on geotechnical and groundwater issues affecting track
  • Assist with long term planning for track replacement and renewal
  • Working with specialist suppliers developing innovative techniques for slab replacement
  • Strategic planning and budget preparation
  • Project and programme management
  • Non-destructive testing and identification of underlying faults

More recently our specialist team has been engaged to assist on the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Project (EGIP) to provide technical support on the installation of the next generation of concrete slab track.

RBA were responsible for developing the Construction Methodology for the installation of OBB-PORR concrete slab panels in Queen St High Level Tunnel in Glasgow city centre.

Engineering Services

The ability to understand how to get the best out of your engineering assets is crucial. Throughout the engineering life cycle RBA has the capability to support our clients at both corporate and operational levels of your business with specialist knowledge, supplementing current resources or providing a managed service to deliver defined packages of work.

RBA can provide services covering the full life cycle of engineering assets, from inception to disposal. Our team provides a range of engineering and technical services, borne out of the extensive experience and knowledge of our professional resources. Our specialist fields also include Railway Signalling, Control Systems and Software Engineering.

Reasons To Choose RBA

  • A Personal Service
  • Reputation for delivery
  • Innovative leaders
  • Subject matter experts
  • Advanced technologies
  • Flexible, meeting your needs