Ainsworth Civils have been providing award winning civil engineering services into the rail sector since 2007. In that time a diverse range of projects have been commissioned and completed with minimal disruption to the environment and zero interruption to any rail passengers.

Examples of the type of projects completed include the following:

  • All general FRC structures
  • Bridges and culverts
  • CET footpaths and general hard standings at depots and sidings
  • Civils, formwork and reinforced concrete (FRC) works to new depots and depot extensions
  • Concrete remedial works, core drilling and concrete cutting
  • Civils and FRC works for new concrete tanks and sectional steel tanks
  • Deep drainage and pumping station construction
  • General works extensions including pump and valve chambers and extensions
  • Lift shaft bases, pile caps and bases for Network Rail’s DDA & Step Free Access (SFA) improvement schemes
  • Manholes, site service and duct runs
  • Site access road bridges and culverts
  • Site access roads and reinforced hard standings

Examples of Crossrail FRC works inlcuding:

  • Site access road bridges and culverts
  • Pedestrian footbridges
  • New rail overbridges
  • Bridge pier protection works
  • Track ballast slabs
  • Pile capping beams
  • New station building structures
  • New platforms and platform extensions
  • Temporary ticket office raft slab

Projects completed to date

Crossrail – South-East section Plumstead to Abbey Wood
Customer: Balfour Beatty Rail and Crossrail

Hornsey depot: New Siemens Thameslink depot main facility building (MFB) FRC works & northern trainwash
Customer: VolkerFitzpatrick Rail and Siemens

DP World London Gateway rail infrastructure and structures, two culverts, 800m long gantry crane beams and various FRC structures. Customer: Balfour Beatty Rail & Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Limited for Dubai Ports World (DP World)

Three Bridges new Siemens Thameslink depot, MFB pile caps and bogie drop pits. UFC pile caps and main building FRC, wheel lathe pile caps and main building
Customer: VolkerFitzpatrick Rail and Siemens

Staplehurst Station lift shaft bases, pile caps and bases for Network Rail’s DDA & step free access (SFA) improvement scheme
Customer: Dean & Dyball Rail and Network Rail

Rushenden relief road, new rail overbridge
Customer: Birse Civils Limited and SEEDA & Kent Highways

NEW Ramsgate IKF Depot. Customer: VolkerFitzpatrick Rail and South Eastern Trains


Ainsworth Civils were commissioned to construct the Rushenden relief road bridge which passes over the railway line below to form part of a link road providing better access to the new Queenborough and Rushenden development area on the Isle of Sheppy.

The clients, SEEDA & Kent Highways were so impressed with the work performed and subsequently Ainsworth Civils were recognised with the following awards:

International safety award (British Safety Council)
Transport award (ICE Engineering Excellence Award)