Our History

ESG Rail has been in operation since 1995 and was part of English, Welsh & Scottish Railway (EWS) until EWS was purchased by Deutsche Bahn in 2007. This acquisition meant ESG was placed as an independent subsidiary of DB Schenker Rail UK.


In 2011, an inter-group transfer meant ESG and its related Approvals & Auditing body Railway Approvals Limited (RAL) became subsidiaries of DB Systemtechnik (DBST), Europe’s largest rail engineering consultancy.


ESG are now one of the leading rolling stock consultancies in Europe in their own right, with over 100 employees including over 60 expert rolling stock engineers.