Rail Surveys

Comprehensive range of Surveys from plain sites to crossing

Topographic Instrument used for rail laser surveying and track alignment

Softech’s team of highly qualified professionals offer comprehensive survey support services. We support Network Rail and the top rail contractors in the UK, measuring, modelling and monitoring of the country’s railways.

Establishing enduring and meaningful partnerships with a range of clients, from primary rail contractors and design consultants to tier two contractors and smaller companies, we consistently deliver precise railway track surveys within specified timelines and budgetary constraints.

Plain Line

Asset Condition Surveys

Switches & Crosses


Rail Depots

UAV Surveys

Full Spectrum Rail Surveys

Equipped with cutting-edge surveying technology and supported by an experienced delivery team, we manage a wide spectrum of surveying, ranging from plain line sites to intricate switch and crossing surveys. Our surveyors hold all necessary certifications required for working across the nation’s railway infrastructure.

a rail surveys worker conducting a gauging survey with his railway survey equipment

Surveying within both railway and highway infrastructure demands exceptional skill, efficiency, and adherence to safety protocols. Softech Rail’s team bring extensive expertise to this sector. All field personnel hold PTS / OLEC1 / ICI qualifications, complemented by COSS and SWL certifications. Additionally, our delivery surveyors boast a minimum of ten years’ experience in their respective fields.

Rail survey equipment used by our railway engineering and design team

Key Survey Capabilities:

    • Site Surveys, Topographical and Laser Surveys
    • Track Survey
    • Building Surveys
    • Underground Service Tracing
    • Adoptions and GIS
    • Non Destructive Testing
    • Site Engineering
    • Information modelling survey
    • Integrated slab track surveying solution
    • Integrated surveying system track construction and maintenance
    • Construction Site engineering surveys
    • Underground Service Tracing
    • Identify appropriate safety standards

Complete Rail Solutions

Softech Rail specialise in railway signalling design, project development, and project delivery, improving the longevity of train control systems and associated equipment. We employ the most stringent rail processes and procedures whilst minimising costs. Our designs have never received a single DRN from Network Rail despite delivering over a 100 projects. We consistently provide innovative solutions to the rail sector’s challenges. Our extensive experience in rail signalling design covers a wide spectrum, from individual signal replacements to the creation of comprehensive, complex signalling systems.

An infographic guide to the railway services offered by our rail engineering and design team

Delivered Projects

We have successfully delivered over 115 projects, on time and in budget over the last 18 years.

Eastbourne Siding
Softech conducted a condition assessment to confirm that the existing signalling system is capable of performing the required train movements.
Dec 5, 2023
Shenfield Station
Seamless rail systems at Shenfield Station enhanced with expert signalling design solutions. Optimise operations with precision rail design services.
Jan 11, 2023
GRIP3 and GRIP4 project development and design to build a new depot for Rail Wheel Lathe facility.
Apr 22, 2022
Western and Wales
Emergency or Temporary Speed Restrictions are imposed as measures to ensure the safety of train operations and the integrity of Rail infrastructure
Aug 15, 2020
This study was completed to assess how best to path down direction freight trains between the Midland Main Line and the proposed SRFI at Radlett.
Jan 12, 2016
Richmond Platform 3
Enhanced rail signalling for Richmond Platform 3 under LOCIP ensures efficient 5-car operations. Softech's ensures optimal design solutions.
Jul 16, 2015
Clapham Junction Platform 16
difficulties at Platform 16 in dispatching longer trains led to Softech's engagement to look into Signalling alterations to overcome operational issue...
Sep 16, 2014
Enhanced platform extension at Littlehaven for seamless 8 and 12-car services. Softech's signalling design ensures efficient rail operations.
Aug 12, 2014
Fishbourne Miniature Light (MWL) Footpath crossing had a history of misuse and vandalism causing disruption.
Apr 16, 2014
Civils/track/electrical/mechanical signalling items for replacement of turnouts at various station in BINAGC section of Jhansi division.
Mar 19, 2014

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