XRail Group completes strategic acquisition of City Surveys Group

5 October 2020 | XRail Group


Today Xrail Group is proud to announce its strategic acquisition of City Survey Group, a land, engineering and railway surveying firm.  This is Xrail Group’s second major step as part of its plan to expand its service portfolio, adding greater capabilities to support the company growth, innovation and holistic service offering to its clients.

The City Survey Group who is a Principle Contractor on Network Rail has several specialist departments, each dedicated to a range of services and sectors. They provide measurement, modelling and investigation services including:

  • Geo-spatial – Including topographic surveys, 3D laser scanning and modelling, elevations, measured building surveys and more
  • Utilities – Covering ground penetrating radar surveys, electromagnetic surveys, utility plan sourcing and composite CAD drawing production
  • Structures – Including non-intrusive concrete scanning, construction materials testing, dilapidation surveys etc.
  • Geo-environmental – Including ground investigation, environmental risk assessments etc.
  • Transport – Specialist rail and highways surveys including railway technical engineering and more
  • Site Engineering – Covering setting out, machine control, levelling, volume calculations and so on
  • Environment – Focusing on ecology surveys, ecological assessments, tree surveys, noise and vibration assessments and more
  • Monitoring – Includes structural monitoring, railway track monitoring, vibration monitoring, noise monitoring etc.
  • Telecoms – Including telecoms planning, duct and cable installation, reinstatement, utilities mapping, project management, design, as built surveys and more.

From primary rail contractors and train operating companies to, Tier 2 contractors and consultants, the City Survey Group professional team works with clients throughout their projects, tailoring both methodologies and deliverables to suit the individual requirements of a client’s site.

“It was clear that Xrail Group and the City Survey Group shared the same core values, customer-first approach, and a focus on rapid growth. We couldn’t be more excited to call Xrail Group our new home and look forward to our expanded set of capabilities and services for all of our clients. On top of Xrail Group’s already exciting team, Xrail Group is on a growth trajectory and we are proud to be a part of that,” said Richard Furlong, Chairman of City Survey Group.

CEO of Xrail Group, Munir Patel said,
“This strategic addition of City Survey Group positions Xrail Group for continued growth, innovation, and long-term success. We look forward to working with the City Survey Group team to build on their leading position in the industry.”

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