Central Rail Systems Alliance

The Central Rail Systems Alliance (CRSA) is an alliance between Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, Atkins and TSO that together will undertake a £1.5 billion contract, in order to make a lasting positive impact on the UK track renewals industry and improve the railway for freight and passengers alike.

Over the next 10 years the alliance will work to improve passenger journeys through its projects, which includes next generation track regeneration.

The Central area is made up of North West and Central Region (previously LNW) and part of the Eastern Region (previously LNE and East Midlands). The CRSA depots are in Doncaster and Peterborough for the Eastern Region and for the North West and Central Region they are serviced by Preston and Birmingham, with a project office in Crewe. The company is also currently working on important projects in Leeds, Kings Cross and Euston.

  • The Central Rail Systems Alliance (CRSA) is supporting The Big Rail Diversity Challenge and Women in Rail because diversity and inclusion is extremely important to the organisation. We want people from all walks of life to have a long, rewarding and successful career in the rail industry and we know a diverse and inclusive work force is the key to unlocking potential. We also want more women and ethnic minorities to join the rail industry as well as encourage and develop the women that already work for us. We believe everyone should have equal opportunity so we want to ensure gender equality and encourage the next generation of women into rail.