Leading the charge in electrification

A wholly owned subsidiary of the QTS Group, REL is specialist contracting organisation at the forefront of OHLE project delivery in the UK. With over 70 years management experience, our team is equipped to provide delivery, commissioning and maintenance solutions for all OLE systems in both light and heavy rail infrastructure.

We have worked on most high-profile OLE projects in the last five years across the UK and Norway, we have experience in working in both major schemes, local stations, mainline junctions, tunnels and training centres. Some of our key projects include:

  • The Edinburgh – Glasgow Improvement Programme (KO1)
  • Gospel Oak to Barking
  • Oslo Tram extension
  • Stirling, Dunblane and Alloa
  • Crossrail
  • Nexus (Newcastle Tram)
  • Ardleigh Bridge
  • Eastfield and Millerhill depot remodelling
  • Queen Street Station

We also have our own dedicated and specialist road rail machinery designed to work safely under overhead line infrastructure. This machinery joins the already impressive QTS rail fleet and is maintained on ad off site by our own in-house workshop team.

REL is well equipped to provide tailored solutions that allow the safe, cost effective and efficient delivery of electrification works. Our skilled and competent workforce carry out installation of a wide range of OLE systems on new build projects, as well as carrying out maintenance and delivery of renewals projects in light and heavy rail throughout the UK & Europe.

We are able to offer delivery management expertise to support projects through the optioneering, design, construction, testing and commissioning lifecycle.


Case Studies

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    Electrification Case Study

    REL were engaged by Costain, under the banner of ABC, to deliver all the works associated with OLE installation route-wide be...

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    Nexus Learning Centre

    Electrification Case Study

    Nexus commissioned the installation of a new Nexus Learning Centre (NLC), located on the old South Shields sidings, to enable...

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    Crossrail C610

    Electrification Case Study

    REL was originally engaged by the ATC JV to complete all works associated with the installation of the OLE infrastructure wit...

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    Ardleigh Green Bridge

    Electrification Case Study

    Ardleigh Green Bridge (AGB) carries four lanes of the A127 Southend Arterial road across four lines of an overhead electrifie...

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    East Linton

    Electrification Case Study

    East Linton current scheme is to install a new station to serve an ever-growing population, to serve the station program, the...

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