California High Speed Rail

FCP has provided Lender’s Technical Advisory services in support of The California High Speed Rail project

West Coast Route Modernisation project

FCP found ways to cut more than £2 billion from the cost of the West Coast Route Modernisation project, without impairing core functionality.

Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail operations review

Following senior management changes at Iarnród Éireann, FCP was commissioned for a top-to-bottom operations review by the Irish state railway.

Commuter trains for Sydney Australia’s rail network

FCP performed technical audits for the procurement of a new fleet of commuter trains for Sydney Australia’s rail network.

Technical services to Lloyds Development Capital

FCP provided technical due diligence services to Lloyds Development Capital in support of the leveraged MBO of TXM Group, a key supplier to Network Rail, Nexus and other rail infrastructure managers.

Hitachi Rail Europe

FCP has provided wide-ranging bid delivery services in support of Hitachi Rail Europe’s bidding activity across the UK.

Arriva’s winning bid for the Northern Franchise

FCP provided expert review services in support of Arriva’s winning bid for the Northern Franchise.


Metroline Rail Ltd PQQ passport

FCP led ComfortDelGro Corporation’s successful application to DfT for a PQQ passport for its Metroline Rail subsidiary.

Toronto Regional Transit Electrification

FCP showed how conversion of their commuter system into electrified regional express rail could pay for itself from new revenues, cost savings, and other transport benefits, securing $13 billion capital funding from the Province.

Pan-European Rail Freight locomotive

This FCP study was commissioned by the United Kingdom’s Department for Transport (DfT) to investigate the feasibility of establishing a freight locomotive which can run through the Channel Tunnel from England into France and, preferably, beyond (i.e. a ‘Pan-European’ locomotive).

Freight routes in Ontario

FCP provided advice to Metrolinx on strategic options for the interplay of freight and passenger rail services in Toronto.

Lead technical advisor to Deutsche Bank

FCP advised Deutsche Bank on their acquisition of Angel Trains, the largest rolling stock leasing company in the UK with value in excess of £1.5 billion.

New double deck commuter trains for Sydney

FCP advising on the procurement of new Chinese-built double deck air-conditioned commuter trains for use in Sydney, Australia.

Rebuilt rolling stock for Lagos metro

FCP managed procurement of railway equipment valued at $400m including trains, signalling, new power generation and distribution, fare collection and communications for the Blue Line Metro in Lagos, Nigeria. FCP led commercial negotiations for car purchase, refurbishment and rebuilding.

Investor finance for Locomore GmbH to launch new Intercity rail service

FCP assisted Locomore GmbH in securing a partner to provide start-up funding to launch the new Hamburg-Cologne Express open access passenger rail service.

East Coast route assessment

FCP was appointed by Network Rail to assess all aspects of the East Coast route. FCP reviewed reliability, line speeds and maintenance procedures, and how these can be revised to improve efficiency without adverse impacts on service or safety.

Capacity increase at Heathrow Hub

FCP has advised Heathrow Hub on the innovative approach to solving the airport capacity issue in the South East with a lower cost rail solution for Heathrow.

Safety and operation review for Venice-Simplon Orient Express

“We found the advice given by FCP to be prompt and relevant embracing all the issues that needed to be addressed.” – Andrew Overton, General Manager, Venice-Simplon Orient Express Limited.

Eurostar migration to St Pancras International

“FCP provided us with the strong project direction necessary for the migration of Eurostar services from Waterloo to St Pancras and the bringing into service of High Speed 1, Britain’s first high speed railway line.” – Richard Brown CBE, then Managing Director, Eurostar UK.

Bid advisor for Network Rail Scotland

FCP advised Network Rail Scotland on the deep alliance proposition as part of the Scotrail bid, and subsequent diligence following Abellio winning the franchise competition.