Racon is an independent rail consultancy.

  • Strategically driven.
  • Commercially focused.
  • Technically expert.
  • Results guaranteed.

We deliver strategic, commercial and technical consultancy to the rail industry. We work with train manufacturers, operators, renovators, suppliers and financiers across all aspects of their business to push boundaries and secure results.

How can we help?

Is it the best option?

Want to improve on the status quo? Need a new way of looking at the problem? Find out more about our commercial, engineering and technical expertise.

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Is there a business case for it?

Need help to validate the options and build a business case? Find out about the strategic and commercial expertise we offer to franchise bidders, manufacturers and operators.

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Is it possible within the timeframe?

Want project management skills to match your ambition? Learn what makes our commercial and engineering project management skills so strong.

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Securing results

3 successful franchise
bids in 3 years worth circa £6bn
£1.2bn worth new trains and associated maintenance services purchased
Helped new UK entrant
gain contracts worth £1.5bn

Work ethic. And 5 reasons it matters.

Total commitment

Clients give us their trust and we reciprocate by adding value at every stage.


Our output is always final draft quality. Accurate. Easy to read. Signposted with clear recommendations to aid your decision-making.

Commercial sense

With a team who understand what it’s like to sit on all sides of the table you can expect fast track understanding and a strong commercial focus from the outset.

Positive challenges

Our clients trust us to challenge them if it drives out a better solution.

Consider each challenge afresh

If there’s benefit in looking beyond the usual options, we’ll report back. Ours is never a formulaic response.

Case studies

Procurement of the Glasgow Subway

Cutting through complexity to work out the limits of what’s possible.

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Franchise support

Positively challenging costs to build a stronger commercial case.

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Helping Stadler gain entry to the UK mainline passenger market

Translating skills and strengths for the UK market.

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Want our take on your challenge?

Call one of our senior team for an informal discussion.


Carol Wilson
T: +44 (0)141 248 3038


Frank Sweeney
T: +44 (0)1332 897485