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Rail

Rail


Van Elle Rail delivers outstanding results for our customers on civil, construction, building and infrastructure projects throughout the UK’s rail network. We offer a complete design service as well as providing value engineered piling, foundation, civil engineering and embankment stabilisation solutions.

We take pride in having built quality foundations for many of the country’s iconic rail schemes over the years including Birmingham Gateway Development, Reading Station, Hornsey Depot, NWEP, the Great Western project and the Midland Mainline.

Van Elle’s impressive fleet of state-of-the art rigs, RRVs and attachments enables us to meet a range of foundation requirements with solutions tailored to each project’s unique combination of loads and soil conditions.

Contact us to see what Van Elle Rail can do for you.

Our Range of products includes:

Driven Piles:

  • Precast Concrete
  • Steel Tube
  • Steel H-Section
  • Bottom Driven Thin Wall Steel

Drilled Piles:

  • Odex Rotary Percussive
  • Duplex Rotary Percussive
  • Elemex Rotary Percussive

Augered Piles:

  • Continuous Flight Auger
  • Contiguous and Secant Piled Retaining Walls
  • Rotary Bored
  • Auger Displacement

Significant Civil Engineering Services

Safety, Quality, Sustainability, Education, Innovation and Technical Excellence…

...are just some of the important values which have helped to ensure that Van Elle Rail has remained at the forefront of the UK’s ground engineering sector.

30+ years’ experience across all sectors and having successfully completing works on many high profile and challenging rail schemes, we are trusted by the UK’s leading contractors to operate safely and efficiently whatever their piling, embankment stabilisation, civil engineering or foundation requirements.

We are continually developing and introducing many innovative, sustainable, exciting techniques and new products to the rail industry ensuring that HS2 and CP6 will deliver best-value solutions for our clients and the British public alike.

Van Elle Rail People

Our team of over 600 skilled and reliable professionals includes qualified engineers, specialist operators, designers, fitters, health & safety experts, managers and support staff. We value the expertise and stability of our workforce and, at the same time, we welcome new recruits, apprentices and graduates with whom we can share our knowledge.

We are RISQS approved, a Network Rail Principal Contractors Licence (PCL) holder, a Plant Operating Scheme (POS) provider and also directly employ more than 160 full-time PTS trained members of staff.

Van Elle is committed to ongoing training and development of all employees and encourages innovative ideas from every level of the organisation. The company’s continued growth over the past 30+ years is testament to the success of this philosophy.

We have developed many new foundation products, specialist piling techniques and embankment stabilisation solutions over the years, but Van Elle Rail’s recent innovations are likely to cause a rethink of traditional methods used within this sector with the potential of saving significant costs, time and reducing the risk of accidents.