Railway Track Surveys

One of the largest railway surveying firms in the UK, we work on the nation’s railway infrastructure 365 days a year.


Railway Track Surveys

With over 200 years combined experience of railway track measurement, we’ve built an enviable and well-deserved reputation as experts in our field based upon the experience and technical knowledge of our personnel as well as the precision and reliability of our deliverables.


Our dedicated Rail Department boasts a team of seasoned railway project and survey managers, all of whom have spent decades in the field before moving on to management.

With almost 150 years’ combined experience surveying, maintaining and installing the nations’ railways, this specialist team controls a workforce of up to 40 professional railway track surveyors. All are PTS qualified and all are supported up by an in-house safety and compliance team including…

  • SSOW and Possession Planners
  • Resource and Delivery Managers
  • HSQE and Rail Coordinators

Working throughout the nation’s Network Rail, London Underground (LUL) and Docklands Light Railway environments, all teams are backed up by the relevant safety and management professionals.

Professional, friendly staff

We pride ourselves on the professionalism and courtesy of our staff. We guarantee to treat all stakeholders as we would like to be treated.

‘One stop shop’ approach

One of the most diverse organisations of its type, we deliver a truly surprising but complementary range of services to support all stages of your project.

First class customer service

From the moment you get in touch to the second your deliverables land, we promise to communicate with your team promptly, politely and proactively.

Sustainable and considerate

We promise to respect and give back to the communities and environments in which we work, sourcing both materials and personnel responsibly.

Nationwide coverage

One of the leading firms of our type, we operate throughout the UK delivering a truly diverse range of services across a wide variety of sectors.

Proven track record

Every year we deliver hundreds of projects on time and on budget to a loyal client base. Over 70% of our work is based upon repeat business.

We save you money

By working harder, longer and more intelligently, over the years we’ve actually saved our clients millions in unnecessary costs and delays.

Honest, transparent pricing

The price we quote is the price you pay. If your brief is accurate and the scope remains the same there will be no additional costs whatsoever.

Training and technology

We’re constantly investing in the latest training, technology, software and systems. Our equipment and people are at the top of their game.

Fast, efficient delivery

Our business is based upon service quality, flexibility and speed. We work with you to deliver the results you need, when you need them.


By combining highly-trained personnel with the very latest in rail track survey equipment, we ensure maximum productivity whilst maintaining accuracy and safety in the process. From cutting-edge track measuring devices (TMD – otherwise known as track measurement trolleys) to robotic total stations and precision laser-scanning instruments, our fleet of surveying equipment undergoes constant investment. Regularly updated, maintained and added to, our fleet is amongst the most modern and advanced in the UK.

By combining the very latest advancements in measurement technology with tried and tested methodologies it’s often possible to obtain vital information remotely, carrying out railway track surveys without the need to physically gain access to Network Rail land. Not only does this deliver significant savings in terms of both time and cost, these methods of working naturally deliver significant safety benefits, minimising the requirement for track access and closures whilst reducing the need for safety critical staff in the process.

Get in touch

Whether you’d like to discuss a project, request a quote or would simply like more information on our railway track surveying capabilities, we’d love to hear from you. Please send a message via our contact form or call 0330 024 4988. A member of our team will be happy to help.


City Surveys are proud to have worked with a wide range of clients in varying sectors. Here are just some of the names we have successfully helped. If you have a potential project you think we can assist with please get in touch.