Power, Cooling & Ventilation | Rail Projects | Aggreko UK

Generator Hire for the Rail Industry

Emergency power generators

Aggreko helps keep the rail network moving by providing critical power and temperature control solutions for planned projects and emergencies, keeping disruption to a minimum.

Responsive - 24/7 365

Our network of local service centres across the UK ensures that no matter where the need arises, Aggreko can supply the equipment you require - fast. 

Extensive fleet

Our fleet includes:

  • Diesel generators 20 kVA - 2,100 kVA - including synchronised and load-on-demand packages
  • 60 kVA 630-650 V mobile diesel generator - for Network Rail infrastructure and CP5 signalling projects     
  • Gas generators
  • Secure containerised generators for optimum security
  • Hybrid units for lower noise options
  • High voltage distribution and cable
  • 1,200 - 15,000 CFM air movers
  • Dehumidifiers and heaters

Remote monitoring

Aggreko Remote Monitoring (ARM) provides a comprehensive remote monitoring service, manned by Aggreko engineers -24/7 365.  ARM is specifically designed to give you peace of mind that our equipment is running at its optimum efficiency whilst on your site.

In addition, we provide solutions for all stages of railway construction and maintenance including:

Operational requirements

Aggreko can provide temporary power for:

  • Points heating
  • Signalling refurbishment programmes
  • Sub station electrification upgrades
  • Station refurbishment

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Rail infographic

Civils and site facilities

Aggreko generators are suitable for all construction needs, including powering cranes, site offices and lighting. Whilst our dehumidifiers, heating equipment and air movers are suitable for ventilation, dust extraction and drying out structures for fit-out.

We offer secure live synchronised packages to ensure continuity of power supply with full service support 24/7. An Aggreko generator will also replace the mains supply allowing critical work to be carried out on switchgear.


To keep progress on track, Aggreko can provide critical power for boring machines and to pumping systems, both HV and LV.

Disaster recovery planning

Rail services across the UK use Aggreko's contingency planning service to deliver a workable recovery plan for power generation or temperature control, that can be rapidly deployed in the event of an emergency – 24/7, 365. We can help reduce disruption, ensuring ‘business as usual’ in just a few hours.


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Rail RISQS Stamp

Achilles ‘Link up’ certification ID: 17181

View our Rail Support Information leaflet