Rail Drainage Services


Subscan Rail is our dedicated rail division, offering an extensive range of trackside drainage and surveying services.  Providing for our valued rail clients throughout the whole of the UK rail network.

Fully RISQS audited and verified and all our rail operatives are PTS (Personal Track Safety) trained.  Attesting to our commitment to Health and Safety and ensuring it is at the heart of everything we do. Providing reactive and pre-planned maintenance work to ensure minimum disruption to the UK rail network.

As a RISQS audited and verified supplier, we pledge to continue providing safe, reliable, and top-quality solutions to the railway industry. Whether it’s drain cleaning, surveying or maintenance, we are dedicated to contributing to the safety and efficiency of rail operations across the country.

Trackside Drainage and Surveying Services

Subscan has an outstanding first class industry reputation for quality drainage work.  We have a huge number of railway drainage achievements under our belt.  We are a leading drainage company to service your railway drainage, especially when tight deadlines and budgets need meeting.

Over the past ten years we have successfully completed many projects on railways.  These have included off road drain cleaning, CCTV surveying of track-side drains, catch pit emptying, UV drain relining, culvert cleaning and drainage infrastructure repairs.

We understand the railway business better than any other drainage company and we recognise that work must be carried out quickly, professionally and to the highest of standards.

Rail Utilities

Our reactive utilities specialists operate throughout the UK to ensure that we are never far away when you need us.

Rail Drainage

At Subscan we provide a complete solution for all rail drainage maintenance and repairing work.

Rail Survey

Our dedicated survey team identify the source of every issue to ensure that you can get back to normal as quickly as possible.


Buyers of products and services throughout the GB rail industry use RSSB RISQS as their supplier qualification service.

In short they help suppliers sell in to the GB rail industry by providing an open, fair and transparent way for them to be formally recognised as capable providers of products and services.

This means they support Network Rail, Transport for London, passenger and freight operating companies, rolling stock organisations, main infrastructure contractors and many other buying organisations in the management of supply chain risk.

The scheme embraces rail’s qualification arrangements. RISQS is industry-owned and governed, sponsored by a committee of representatives from across the rail industry. This reports into the RSSB Board, and RSSB provides a range of services to support operational delivery of the scheme.

Off Road Drainage.  Any Drain… Any Location!

At Subscan no location is off limits when it comes to drainage services.  With the same capabilities as our road going Jet Vac Recyclers, our off-road units are capable of cleansing almost any pipe or culvert.  Reducing the need for expensive track matting or temporary road construction, delivering both cost and time efficiencies for our clients.

In certain cases, drains and sewers have been laid in areas which are not accessible by standard drain cleaning trucks. At Subscan our equipment allows our team to access drains and sewers in rough terrain, embankments, narrow footpaths, woodlands and situations where access is difficult.

Our equipment complies with the agriculture and environment regulations, along with keeping disruption to our wildlife at a minimum.