Rail BI generates fast, clear, and accurate business cases for rail industry managers looking to plan and justify service investment.
Built on live, comprehensive data direct from railway infrastructure managers, Rail BI enables confident and innovative decision-making.

Simple, quick and detailed estimation


Our centralised data storage solution connects many previously unconnected databases and spreadsheets from across the rail industry.


Produce all business cases with the same platform, the same data, and the same calculations, again and again. Standardise reporting for easy comparisons.


Our data is continually updated, so decisions can be made based on the latest information and extensive optioneering.


The repeatability and streamlined working practices of our agile software provides huge savings in time and resources.


For projects large or small, assess detailed scenarios using software that scales with your needs.


Analyse and visualise connected data in easy-to-read formats.

“Designed to interface with key industry datasets, Rail BI allows us to quickly and consistently apply composite railway technology design solutions across specific parts of the railway network. The many built-in functional enhancements such as the risk module allow bespoke cost profiles to be created to suit each project option, encouraging informed option comparison and debate.

Rail BI is the ideal tool to carry out early design studies; increasing speed to market, and putting passengers first.”

Derek Patterson

Estimating Manager
Currie & Brown


Asset management

Get a full understanding of all assets and their relationship to one another. Connect individual asset data, add supporting information, and use maps to view assets in different geographical areas for a complete picture.

Business case and scenario planning

See cost estimates, data visualisations, and additional supporting information for individual scenarios. View all your scenarios in one place for easy comparison and business case generation.

Cost estimation

Store your cost information to reuse for different projects, and estimate direct and indirect costs. Perform detailed risk calculations and Monte Carlo simulations for fast and confident cost estimation.


Visualise scenarios on an interactive geographical map. See where assets in different locations exist in the network and how those assets will change over time, based on planned work in the area.


Build meaningful reports for consistent reporting and quick, easy comparisons. Create your own templates to include tables, graphs, maps, and more.

Rail BI’s success

Supported the national Traffic Management roll-out and Rail Operating Centre Planning, first deployment and targeted TM business cases. 

Supported a variety of Train Control programmes: Northern Powerhouse Rail, Transpennine Route Upgrade, East-West Rail, South-East Traffic Management, East Coast Mainline, Brighton Mainline and more. 

Actively used as a national workbank planning tool for the Long Term Deployment Plan replacing an ageing spreadsheet model.

So far, Rail BI has produced:

All cost estimates for the UK’s Digital Railway since 2015

Over 1400 estimates to date

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