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.

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.

The Brown Review

“First Class Partnerships provided commercial advice and support to my Review of UK Rail Franchising, alongside PWC and Norton Rose. They were at all times highly flexible and responsive, prepared to get their sleeves rolled up on detailed matters at the same time as making important strategic inputs to the direction and structure of the Review. They used their unrivalled knowledge and experience of the rail industry, and of passenger rail franchising, to make a substantial and very positive contribution to the Review.”  – Richard Brown, Chairman, Eurostar, commissioned by the UK Government to carry out an independent review of the franchising programme.

Stockholm T-Bane operating concession

FCP advised MTRC’s successful bid to operate the T-Bane underground metro rail system in Stockholm.

FCP led East Coast franchise bid for Danish State Railway

“The work FCP undertook for DSB International I value highly and was both professional and profound.” – Suzanne Morch Koch, Bid Director, DSB International

FCP managed the investor programme interface for the PPP between the Saudi Government and a UBS-led consortium to fund construction of the Saudi Landbridge and Makkah-Maddinah Railway projects.

Strategic Counsel to US Senate on railway concessioning and industry regulation

FCP acted as counsel to US Senate Sub-committee in relation to railway privatisation and concession businesses. The advisory scope included identifying restructuring options of AMTRAK.

Bid for Nottingham light rail network

FCP advised a shortlisted bidder for the concession to operate and extend Nottingham’s light rail system.