Rail Infrastructure

Rail Capabilities

Cairn Cross are Industry leaders in the construction and maintenance of turnkey rail infrastructure projects. We provide design and build capability for all manner of rail projects, including depots, wheel lathe installation, carriage wash construction, bogie drop facilities, fuelling abilities and innovative CET modules.

Rail Infrastructure Cairn Cross Capabilities

Rail Milestones


Rail Depots Worked in


CET Installation Locations


Carriage Washes


Wheel Lathe Installations

Depot Maintenance Abilities

To undertake any rail project, as main contractor and designer, we offer all associated civil works to install enhance or build your rail depot and associated infrastructure. These civil engineering abilities include but not limited to:

  • AVIS buildings
  • Design & Build
  • Bogie Drop Installation
  • Carriage Wash
  • CET, Fuelling & AdBlue
  • Heating, extraction & Ventilation

Rail Project Experience

King’s Heath AVIS

To install an AVIS system along the existing carriage wash at King’s Heath Depot

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Central Rivers Wheel Lathe

A Design & Build project to supply a brand new tandem wheel lathe facility with new building and new p-way siding.

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Southend Victoria AVIS

AVIS system installation from Cairn Cross along the existing rolling stock carriage wash facility at Southend Victoria Depot.

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Oxley Depot Subsidence

Due to subsidence issues, Cairn Cross replaced 137m length of the Road 16 rail pit walls and associated works.

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Neville Hill Wheel Lathe

Project to deliver the civils and foundations for the installation of the Network Rail owned Wheel Lathe.

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CET Upgrade & Installation at Stockport

Design and build project to upgrade the Stockport Sidings CET system to enable CET operations on the new rolling stock fleet.

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Carriage Wash Installation at Holyhead

A Design and Build contract to deliver a new carriage wash shed and facilities to wash trains on the sidings at night so that vehicles are cleaned and maintained before leaving the depot in the morning.


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New RRV Maintenance Shed at Crewe

Design and build scheme to provide a new shed facility to accommodate Road Rail Vehicles (RRV) on the depot.

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Queens Road New Maintenance Depot

Design and build contract for the provision of a maintenance workshop and associated works.

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Craigentinny Underfloor Wheel Lathe Installation

Turnkey design and build contract to replace a single-headed wheel lathe with a new single headed Hegenscheidt CNC wheel lathe requiring actuations to the existing structure.

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Oxley Train Depot Extension

Provision of a new shed facility to accommodate the new 11 car fleet of trains.

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