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We have been helping to keep the people of the south east moving for over 25 years. Today we are proud to be a major supplier to the rail industry delivering a wide range of multi-disciplinary services across the infrastructure.


As the capital grows, we work around the clock for our customers to ensure that the travelling public enjoys an uninterrupted railway service.  


Over 1,400 of our talented managers, project and track teams are deployed daily across the network, maintaining, building and servicing the infrastructure.  This ensures that trains have reliable tracks to run on and that rail staff and passengers experience a clean, efficient, well maintained environment.  Most important is that train services from Greater London down to the south coast run safely.


Track Renewal and Maintenance Services, Planned and Reactive Maintenance​

Track work is the core of our business. We ensure that trains have reliable, safe tracks to run on and supply highly experienced and skilled professionals who specialise in the complexities of working within the railway environment.


We manage, scope, programme and plan all types of track maintenance and renewals activities including:

  • Enhanced Track Renewals

  • Corrective Maintenance

  • Rail Transposition

  • Train Arrestor Installation

  • Spot Re-Sleepering

  • Re-Railing

  • Track Reconditioning

  • Wet Bed Remediation

  • Points and Crossings

  • Holding Down Bolts

  • Stressing

  • Pit-Block Replacement

  • Conductor Rail Replacement

  • Life Extension Works

Facilities Management, Support Services and Training

We provide both single services and multi-disciplinary outsourcing to the railway industry.


Our customers rely on our ability to provide a planned, reactive or emergency response 24 hours a day / 7 days a week / 365 days a year. Our services deliver includes:

  • Premises Maintenance

  • Pest Control Services

  • Vegetation Management and Arboricultural Management

  • Minor and Intermediate Works

  • Planned and preventative maintenance

  • Depot Maintenance

  • Safety Critical Resources Supply

  • Track and Tunnel Cleaning

  • Reactive Maintenance

  • Escalator Maintenance

  • Station Cleaning

  • Graffiti Removal

  • Fencing

  • General Repairs

  • Decorations & Finishes

  • Metalwork and Ironmongery

  • Drainage Works

  • White and Yellow Lining

  • De-icing

Safety Training:

  • London Underground

  • Network Rail

  • First Aid

Design, Construction & Building Works

As a Principal Contractor with an in-depth understanding of the railway industry, we tailor our services to meet the requirements of our customers to ensure they receive the highest quality of service from initial enquiry to successful completion.


We design and build trackside buildings, depots and sidings to accommodate rail staff and trains facilitating the increased capacity demands. From large scale station modernisations to the construction of new build multi-storey lineside buildings, Cleshar’s capital works division has a track record for successful delivery.


Through partnering arrangements and traditional contracting, we serve both public and private customers in this sector for refurbishments, modernisations and new build contracts and offer a complete service including design capabilities.


Beckton Depot Extension
Client: London Underground Ltd /DLR
Location: Beckton Depot
Tender Value: Circa £8.5 Million
Start Date: 31st Mar 14
Completion Date: 9th Apr 15

Working as principal contractor, the works involved extending the existing depot shed by 30m to accommodate 3-car length trains. The existing track fan to the east of the depot was stripped out and re-laid to a new ballasted track design.
Richmond Train Arrestors
Client: Network Rail
Tender Value: £1,424,990
Start Date: 8th Jun 12
Completion Date: 29th Oct 14

This contract comprises the enhancement of the Network Rail tracks at Richmond Station (platforms 4 to 7).

The works involved the detailed design and implementation (GRIP 5-8) of new train arrestors and track renewal, including signalling to platforms 4 to 7.
Silwood Finishing Works
Client: Rail for London
Tender Value: £21.5 Million
Start Date: 15th Jul 2013
Completion Date: 15 Dec 2014

Cleshar managed the design and construction of the new 10 road sidings including a turnout from the mainline and a crossover between the existing mainline tracks.

The works contained over 3.5km of track with associated points and lubrication system to facilitate the new permanent way.
Wimbledon Line Enhancement Programme
Client: Tramlink
Location: Wimbledon Platform 10
Tender Value: £6,306.678
Start Date: July 15
Completion Date: Oct 15

As part of London Tramlink’s Wimbledon Line Enhancement Programme (WLEP) to increase the capacity of the services and ease passenger congestion.

Cleshar was appointed as principal contractor to carry out two packages of works at Wimbledon Station Platform 10 and the Beddington Lane to Mitcham Junction section.
BMW Plant at Cowley
Replacement of holding down fastenings to both Line 21 & Line 40 and renewal of part of the rails to Line 40.
Total Purchased Services
There were five lots available for this framework, Cleshar bid for and were successful with:
Lot 4A - Track Labour Supply – Framework Agreement for Maintenance Activities, Small Plant Hire and Road Rail Plant at the Infraco’s Stations, Depots and Premises.
Lot 2B - Agreement for Additional Ad-Hoc Services; Vegetation, Fencing, Agricultural Works, Pest Control, Station and Depot Cleaning.
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Head Office

Cleshar Contract Services Limited

Heather Park House
North Circular Road
London NW10 7NN

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