FCP partners have hands-on experience operating all types of rail businesses. We know how to organise staff and equipment for maximum efficiency. We know how to market rail services to maximise both passenger numbers and revenues. We understand how to ensure rail services are delivered safely and reliably.


FCP as "Operator of Last Resort" for Southeastern franchise

On behalf of the UK Government, FCP provided an executive management team which took over the franchise when incumbent Connex ran into financial difficulties. Following a seamless transition, operational and financial performance improved against all key indicators.


FCP advises Directly Operated Railways on the West Coast franchise

FCP provided at short notice experienced senior management team to support DOR in preparations to take over the West Coast franchise, after the award process was cancelled by Government due to bid irregularities. Although the Virgin Trains franchise has since been extended, DOR with FCP provided Government with a stronger negotiating position.

FCP's advisory services for the Strategic Rail Authority

"FCP provided practical and operational advice on all railway matters - this included analysis and advice on safety management, timetable structure, performance and other areas." – Nick Newton, Deputy Chief Executive, Strategic Rail Authority.

John Self receives OBE honour

FCP Associate John Self led commissioning and bringing into passenger service of the high profile extension of London Underground's Jubilee Line. He was awarded an OBE in 2000.

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, Managing Director, Eurostar UK.

Restructuring Jarvis Rail Freight

FCP provided business expertise, specialist restructuring and interim management to enable changes in Jarvis Rail Freight operations. The programme included training and mentoring senior personnel. FCP utilised commercial skills to optimise returns on existing contract and develop new business markets.