Company Overview

We have delivered over 115 projects with 0 Cat3 DRNs

Front view of Softech House, the home of our Rail Engineering and Design Specialists

Softech Rail is a leading consultancy, project management and engineering company. We have delivered Rail Solutions, Healthcare Solutions, IT services, Consultancy and Training in the UK for nearly three decades. We are a multi-disciplinary rail design company employing experienced staff across four offices with Signalling, Telecom, OLE, PWAY, minor Civils & E&P Design skills.

Our head office is based in Brighton in the UK, and we have offices across Australia, India and Zimbabwe. The benefit of this enables us to add real additional value by operating a 24hr, 7 days a week operation that delivers both programme and cost benefits over the life cycle of a project. All disciplines are supported by CRE’s, Project Managers, verifiers and designers that are UK based. We carry all the required RISQS accreditation and have a robust in-house Design Process to ensure quality and consistency. Our global activities encompass a multitude of disciplines with high levels of proven expertise. We have continually demonstrated our passion to implement time critical and challenging projects. Our reputation has been built upon our collaborative approach and flexible working practices which enables us to adapt and deliver cost effective solutions on time.

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A rail surveyors view of tracks splitting, surveying rail track alignment.

Our Experience

We specialise in delivering complex projects and solving engineering challenges.  We have a very strong track record of over a 100 projects successfully delivered, on time in budget. Furthermore the impeccable quality of our work is backed up by us still holding a 0 DRN track record from Network Rail to date from any project we have ever delivered.

We have never missed a delivery deadline – No other company in this industry, including Tier 2 companies like Atkins have such track records and many Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies have been left in awe with our stringent and thorough processes and procedures.

Not your typical rail company

With our extensive experience in a diverse range of disciplines we deliver value at every level. We’re passionate about rail and committed to getting the details right. Over a free consultation, we’ll take the time to understand the objectives and expectations of any project you have. We will then outline our recommendations to deliver the best possible value. We’re very straight talking and deliver projects that make commercial sense. We ensure throughout the process our clients experience the highest level of communication and service.


What our clients say

"Network Rail has hardly issued any error report, this is an indication of the work produced by Softech. Softech seems to be very proactive in following issues and coming back with solutions."

Afshin Persian
Senior Project Manager, Jacobs Engineering 

"Softech are very good at delivering work. Many thanks for all of your help in meeting the demanding challenges faced on the Stalybridge Re-signalling project."

Richard Green
Principal Project Manager, Amey, Uk

"Softech have made every deadline put to them, provided excellent conduct and good working relationships, Softech understood Network Rail requirements and risks associated with taking GRIP4 designs from another party.

Andy Chaplin
Senior Programme Engineer, Network Rail, UK

 "There can be difficulties when trying to integrate a team of designers into both a design house and a running project.
It is therefore a great credit to Softech that they were able to become part of the Gatwick team and integrate themselves so easily to enable the successful completion of the Gatwick project."

Chris Morgan
Design Delivery Manager, Alstom

 "Softech has a good understanding of client requirements, providing excellent service, very satisfied, met all deadlines."

Duncan Lyons
Project Manager, Tata Steel Projects, UK

"Softech understood exactly the level of expertise required. All tasks were delivered in the timescales required some of which at short notice. Completely satisfied with the services provided."

Paul Waby
Signalling And Systems Design Engineering Manager, Alstom

"I am very happy with the quality of work supplied by Softech and would not hesitate to recommend them to other companies."

Andrew Thomas
S&T Standards Manager, Network Rail (High Speed), UK

"The Contract Responsible Engineer for this package of work has done a fantastic job in delivering the full scope of work. The Crossrail Signalling Engineering team has found Softech to be very thorough with their work. The number of design comments raised have been minimal. It has been a real pleasure working with them."

Sean Tarpey
Senior Project Engineer, Crossrail (Network Rail)