Advisory

You have to answer some big questions when you run a railway: What’s the best transport system for your country? What infrastructure and regulatory bodies are needed?

We can advise national and regional governments, rail infrastructure owners & operators and funding agencies on the best way to structure, set up and run rail services.

Our people have hands-on railway experience – unlike many traditional consultants. We base our analysis and recommendations on what actually happens on the railway in practice.

Structuring rail services for your country or region

You can access help with industry re-structuring, franchising rail services, business planning, strategy development and train performance improvement plans at Network Rail Consulting.

Optimising your finances

You can assess different forms of funding and audit public private partnership (PPP) initiatives with our consultants. We can help you to reduce the cost of the railway. Or to implement a transparent, non-discriminatory tendering system.

Measuring and improving your rail operations

The performance regime for rail services in your country can be strengthened – or set up – with our consultants. They can help you to implement the changes needed to improve your performance.

Establishing the institutional framework

Our consultants can help you to develop your health & safety management systems, rail systems assurance & approvals, competency management systems, risk assessments and accident reporting & investigations.

Advisory services

  • Auditing & due diligence
  • Benchmarking
  • Business planning
  • Financial modelling
  • Funding advice
  • Institutional advice
  • Organisational change & transformation management
  • Performance regime design & management
  • Procurement advice
  • Rail franchising – bidding, specification & evaluation
  • Transaction advice.
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Nigel Ash

Nigel has 30 years' consultancy experience covering all modes of transport in over 30 countries.
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Ron Hartman

Named Regional Director of the North American division of Network Rail Consulting in 2015, Ron oversees Network Rail Consulting’s North...