In 1996, a group of board-level leaders from the recently-privatised UK rail industry came together to form FCP: First Class Partnerships.

  • Our aim was to bring the combined weight of our know-how, networks and experience to bear on public transport issues both in this country and overseas. Our focus was, and remains, on delivering great outcomes for funders, suppliers, operators, governments and passengers.
  • We believe passionately that public transportation is at the heart of a country’s infrastructure and that improved capacity and better connectivity between cities and nations boosts trade, and creates growth and prosperity. Our belief is backed up by research from the World Bank which has shown that infrastructure developments have contributed more to rising wealth worldwide than other structural growth policies.
  • Since 1996, FCP has worked on major transport projects across the world, advising regional and national governments, railway, bus and aviation operators, regulatory agencies, investors, equipment manufacturers and infrastructure contractors, in more than 30 countries.
  • We have become Trusted Advisors in Transport, supporting industry partners around the world with practical advice and effective and innovative solutions, often working on tough projects that have defeated others. We have saved governments and taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds through our innovative solutions.
  • Our experience spans intercity and high-speed rail, light rail, metros, commuter/suburban rail, regional rail, freight, airports, bus and coach.
  • Our roots are in the UK transport industry… our work is global.