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Vital Rail is a major support services provider, completing enhancement, renewal and maintenance projects for the rail, light rail and underground sectors.

As a RISQS accredited supplier of personnel, we ensure safety, delivery and innovation are at the forefront of all that we do.

With over 25 years of experience, we are proud to be a first-tier supplier to the majority of the UK’s rail infrastructure companies. We have established a strong history of partnering agreements based on offering a high-level of service and trust, on commercial competitiveness and by working around the clock to ensure our customers’ needs are consistently met.

Vital invest heavily in our people and we offer truly multi-skilled, flexible teams. Our training programmes have been specifically developed to ensure our staff are competent across a range of skill-sets and confident in a multitude of work activities. 

Our Fatigue and Rostering policies and procedures are continuously evolving as we position ourselves as the market leader in Rail governance. Utilising a bespoke technology solution, our experienced Rail Resourcing team members efficiently monitor and manage the daily work schedules of over 2,000 operatives using real-time fatigue management and rostering software.

Safety and Compliance are the cornerstones of our operational service. With independent divisional teams, we are able to provide confidence to our customers that Vital resource are deployed safely and compliantly at all times. Vital are proud representatives of the Rail labour fraternity as a chosen member of the Rail industry’s Track Safety Alliance.

At Vital, we are passionate about introducing and developing the next engineering talent. As a member of the The 5% Club Charter, we ensure we repeatedly deliver on bringing new, diverse groups into the industry each year via our Rail Apprenticeship Programme.

We deliver work packages as principal contractor or subcontractor, services include:
  • Supply of skilled railway personnel – we have the largest pool of skilled railway personnel in the UK rail industry. Built up over 25+ years and supported by their industry leading health and safety department. Our operatives are highly experienced on a range of work types, including, P-way maintenance, track renewals and S&C renewals.

  • Building and Civils– we have a proud history of supplying resource, with specific skills and experience, to the full spectrum of on and off-track works in the building and civil industry. Thus, enabling a core workforce of proven and tested operatives.

  • Contracting Services– focusing on permanent, contract and temporary positions, our people have unrivalled industry sector knowledge and understand that each market vertical requires specialist expertise. Key sectors include, consultancy services, signalling and telecoms and electrification and power.

  • Welding – specialists in providing highly competent and experienced rail welding teams throughout the UK, with a responsibility to help produce the next wave of talented rail industry workers, ensuring the industry continues to thrive.

  • Underground rail – we have an experienced management team which has worked on some of the UK’s most high-profile projects. We sponsor more than 2,000 staff supported by 300 vehicles under the supervision of our dedicated HSQE and support services team.

  • Rail Projects – As a Principal Contractor, Vital Projects have considerable experience in successfully delivering rail renewals directly to Network Rail and to other Tier 1 Rail Contractors. Click here for Vital Projects

  • Rail Security - Vital are at the forefront of tailored Rail Security solutions and are extremely well placed to support our customers’ requirements in this growing field. As Network Rail’s supplier of choice for Trespass, Vandalism, Route Crime and Cable Theft services, our experienced management team work tirelessly to provide ongoing, 24/7 support. Click here for Vital Security

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