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See all the latest news from SLC Rail, our rail projects and other client work.

UK’s newest train operator celebrates successful first year

SLC Operations opens new HQ in Kings Norton and continues to create new jobs The newest UK train operator, SLC Operations, has celebrated its first year in business this month.  It now boasts 23 full and part time staff, including 15 train drivers and aims to support rail clients across passenger, freight and M&E as […]

SLC Investments marks first year

Railway financing and funding specialists, SLC Investments, has marked its first anniversary with a reminder of how it can support local authorities and developers with ambitious transport strategy aims. The company, which is part of the SLC Group of businesses, has devised a system for financing the construction of new railway stations and depots at […]

Railway station works on track as Interchange wins award

Exterior works on phase 2 of Wolverhampton’s new railway station building are nearing completion in line with a spring opening to the public. SLC Rail is involved in the Wolverhampton Railway Station Redevelopment acting as programme co-ordinator. It is another major step forward in the development, which is part of the city’s £150 million Interchange […]

SLC Rail has been Great Place to Work-Certified™

SLC Rail, specialists in making third party rail schemes happen, announced that it has received Great Place to Work-Certification™, showcasing its commitment to creating a positive and enjoyable workplace. Using validated employee feedback gathered by Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven methodology, the certification confirms that more than 9 out of 10 employees have a consistently […]

SLC Property names Rob Smart as new managing director

SLC Property is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Smart as its new managing director. Rob, who has previously held director positions at Turner & Townsend and Cambridge Assessment (part of the University of Cambridge), joined the land and planning services specialists this week. Part of the SLC group of companies, SLC Property was […]

Worcestershire Parkway scoops three top civil engineering awards

Worcestershire Parkway has won three top civil engineering project awards at the West Midlands Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Awards. The project, which saw the first new station constructed in Worcestershire in over 100 years, was awarded the Geotechnical award, Large Project of the Year award and also crowned Best Overall Project. The annual awards ceremony […]

Elephant Parade remains ‘on track’ with latest sponsorship

SLC Rail is the latest business to join Worcester’s Big Parade next summer. Birmingham-based SLC Rail, which supported Worcestershire County Council to design and deliver Worcestershire Parkway – the county’s first new station in over 100 years – and continues to support the council on future rail schemes in the area, is to sponsor an elephant in the eight-week […]

Planning permission granted for two new Black Country railway stations

A major milestone has been reached after SLC Property, in conjunction with the West Midlands Rail Programme and SLC Rail, has secured permission to build two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton Line. The stations at Darlaston and Willenhall were backed by Walsall Council’s planning committee, meaning that the project can move forward […]