FCP has experience managing all types of passenger railways, from urban metros and short distance commuter shuttles to the Indian Pacific, which runs 4000 km across Australia.

We undertake business plan reviews and feasibility studies. FCP partners have managed bids for more than 50 passenger franchises, finding ways to increase value for money and improve passenger services.


FCP advisory role on VIA Rail passenger services

FCP helped VIA Rail Canada to understand options to improve services on the busy Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto corridor, including strategies to use new ways to procure and finance trains and infrastructure.

FCP achieved success on Cross Country franchise

FCP developed innovative. cost-effective solutions for Arriva's winning bid for the massive Cross Country franchise. Passengers and taxpayers now benefit from highly efficient timetables, with services in excess of the Department of Transport's specifications.

FCP heads Eko Rail team on 25-year PPP for metro in Lagos

FCP is providing commercial and technical leadership to Eko Rail which is developing the first modern metro in West Africa. A key strategy is the use of rebuilt electric trains instead of diesel traction as originally envisaged by the state government.

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.

China high speed rail market pricing for the World Bank

FCP advised on the potential to increase traffic and revenues on high speed lines while reducing average fares with market pricing and new retailing technology.

East London Line service and capacity planning

As "shadow operator," FCP supported Transport for London in developing operating plans and identifying critical service constraints. This work enabled TfL to procure the necessary infrastructure and subsequently award a concession for the entire London Overground network, of which the East London Line Extension forms a key part.

Revenue Analysis for Hull Trains

FCP's analysis of revenue streams and the factors affecting income and yield has enabled open-access operator Hull Trains to improve financial performance.