SOCOTEC’s long association with the rail industry dates back to 1864 when the world’s first railway laboratory was established. We continue to operate in all areas of the industry, enabling our clients to ensure compliance with legislation, encouraging technological development and providing expert advice in a wide range of fields.

As a RISQS approved supplier, the company has a wealth of experience and is proud to have worked on some of the UK’s largest rail projects over recent years.

With over 100 years of experience in the rail industry, our teams of highly qualified experts are able to provide you with the support to ensure compliance with changing legislation. Our collaborative and proactive approach drives efficiency, cost savings, and guarantees a quality service. We are proud to work with clients throughout the full project lifecycle, from Early Contractual Involvement (ECI) through to project completion and operation.

We aim to be your “leading partner for technical expertise and service”. As part of this commitment, we continually strive to recruit and retain the industry’s leading technical experts to offer our clients the most innovative solutions.

We are committed to continuous improvement, through innovation and investment in our personnel, methodologies and equipment. We work hard to achieve and retain our comprehensive range of certifications and accreditations, providing our clients with the peace of mind that our processes, procedures, and technical expertise are quality assured.

We can support the rail network with a whole range of services, including:

SOCOTEC hosts the annual Railway Environmental Forum which continues to be one of the leading industry events for environment, health & safety and facilities management in the rail and transport sector.

The forum has been designed to focus on topics of interest to all those working in the rail sector, including those from train operating companies, track and infrastructure operators, rail contractors and facilities managers.


Find out more about the forum