About Us

5 star rating on our 2018 RISQS Audit Report

One of the UK's leading names in rail network maintenance


The Company holds a Network Rail Principal Contractor’s Licence and are an approved On Track Plant Operations Scheme Provider in addition to holding a comprehensive list of RISQS Product Codes. The Company’s wide-ranging expertise, innovative approach, experienced workforce and extensive fleet of plant is also deployed undertaking development projects and delivering improvement works at a number of major Eddie Stobart facilities.

Stobart Rail operates an award winning training school ensuring all operatives and staff are qualified to the very highest standards.

Our History

Founded in 1993 by Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Rail formerly WA Developments, has been built upon a special understanding of the demands of the rail civil engineering industry.

Today, Stobart Rail is one of the most respected organisations in the industry yet the company remains vigilant of the need to meet and respond to the challenges of an ever changing environment.

Stobart Rail's investment in a large fleet of road rail vehicles (RRVs) and an innovative approach to projects, when combined with a highly skilled and well motivated workforce, has proven to be an unbeatable combination.

Stobart Rail offers a complete package encompassing structures, earthworks, lineside infrastructure, geotechnical, drainage and permanent way works.

Unlike many counterparts in the rail industry, Stobart Rail undertakes the majority of projects under its own Principal Contractors Licence and Approved On-Track Plant Operations Scheme. The company obtained its RSC in 1999 which enables it to operate rail mounted plant independently of the third parties that it previously had to rely on to provide the on-site control of its RRVs. In December 2003, Stobart Rail was awarded its Contractors Assurance Case (CAC), enabling it to work directly for Network Rail.

Stobart Rails unique approach to project delivery, extensive experience and the ability to train its workforce to a high level helps ensure the smooth completion of the most complex projects.