We are VA Rail

The Railway Consultancy Experts

VA Rail provides high quality professionals to the rail industry

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.

What We Do

Our Team

Case Studies

9th November 2018 in Uncategorised

VA Rail provided key members of the winning Abellio bid team for the East Anglia Franchise

VA Rail provided key members of the winning Abellio bid team for the East Anglia Franchise, including Bid Director, Performance lead and analyst, Commercial lead, operations support and Quality review…

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Performance Management

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.