together we make it happen

Electrifying key UK rail routes will mean faster, greener, quieter and more reliable journeys for thousands of passengers. More seats than diesel trains and superior performance will give journey-time savings. Electric trains are cheaper to operate, require less maintenance and have lower energy costs.

They are also lighter and have less impact on the rail infrastructure. Electric trains emit 25-30% less carbon per passenger than a diesel. They also improve air quality in city centres and mainline stations. They are quieter and virtually silent when in a station.


Alstom, Babcock and Costain have formed ABC Electrification to support Network Rail in meeting these challenges. We combine design, engineering and delivery expertise across all electrification activities, so we can be trusted with the most complex, demanding schemes.

  • alstomAlstom Transport is the only manufacturer in the world to work across the whole of the rail sector from installing electrification infrastructure to building trains. Alstom employs 92,000 people worldwide, with a turnover of over 20bn Euro and has an extensive fleet of rail installation equipment and plant. Services include: power supply, distribution installation, 25kV Overhead Line Equipment, SCADA and signalling design, installation management, testing and commissioning.
  • babcockBabcock is Network Rail’s Supplier of the Year for 2012 and the largest conventional track renewals UK contractor, with 50% of the market. Babcock Group employs 27,000 people worldwide and, through our partnership with Austrian company Swietelsky, we have a modern fleet of specialist on-track plant including our electrification ‘piling train’. Services include: engineering, logistics, planning, plant & equipment, design, signalling, telecoms, testing & commissioning.
  • costainCostain is currently delivering £1.3bn of UK rail projects, including London Bridge Station and the 2012 Network Rail Major Project of the Year, Farringdon Station. Outside rail, our 3,000 people specialise in managing interfaces and programmes to deliver difficult schemes safely. For example, Evaporator D at Sellafield is the largest UK nuclear construction project for many years, being built in the most highly-regulated, controlled environment. Services include: project management, interface management, programme management, civil engineering.


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Newport Office

Norwich House, 1 Gold Tops, Newport, NP20 4PG
01633 844530

Rugby Office

Myson House, Railway Terrace, Rugby, CV21 3HT
01788 821450

Glasgow Office

George House, 36 North Hanover Street, Glasgow, G1 2AD
0141 555 4640

Bristol Office

3rd Floor, Temple Point, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS1 6NL
0117 925 7381

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