We are VA Rail
The Railway Consultancy Experts
We support and advise in a wide range of roles including:
Franchise Bidding, Passport Applications, Market Development, Performance Improvement, Alliancing, Programme Management, Digital Railway and Engineering Review Panels – as well as helping innovative tech start-ups break into the rail industry.
We developed the Performance Planning Reform Programme and its Performance Strategies for CP 5 with Network Rail.
We have helped develop Performance Improvements for Greater Anglia, Serco Caledonian Sleeper, Nederland Spoorwegen and Southeastern. We have led Bid Performance Plans for Abellio, Govia and Stagecoach.
Bid Winning Teams
We provided the Bid Director and team members for Govia’s, Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern bid, Alliancing support for Arriva’s Crossrail bid, the Bid Director and team members for Abellio’s East Anglia bid.
We have provided key support for Franchise Mobilisation and have developed this into an ongoing Transition team at Greater Anglia. We supported C3 UK in their winning bid to commercially develop the Network Rail Managed Station digital estate. We have helped to create successful PQQ and Passport Applications for Abellio and Japanese Railways East & Mitsui.
We provide commercial support for Abellio.