Strategic Lines is a consultancy that helps clients developing, procuring or bidding for big projects; and it enables delivery.

Our reputation is built on over 200 years collective professional experience. The expertise we bring means our clients are successful. Better at buying, better at selling and better at delivering.

We specialise in rail transportation, and cover all sectors: operations and maintenance, civils, electrification, signalling and rolling stock. We work throughout the speed spectrum from urban schemes, tramways and metros to intercity and very high-speed rail systems. We cover technical and commercial disciplines and achieve successful outcomes through better strategy.

The firm started in 2002 by Matthew Crosse a highly experienced rail professional familiar with delivery and working for both buyers and bidders. We have a team of expert associates, covering most disciplines, often in high demand because of their knowledge, skills and strong track record.

Our advisory work takes us into Governments and transit authorities, international operators and contracting firms, joint ventures, investors and the world’s best consultant firms. We work as a team, or as individuals on short or longer interim roles. As well as providing expert resources, we also train our clients, and take on critical leadership roles.

Through the years we’ve helped to develop all kinds of market and contract models, so we know about different commercial structures. Some of our experts have been at the vanguard of rail liberalisation and competitive outsourcing of services. We have played pivotal leadership roles on massive capital schemes, rail franchising, concessions and fully financed PPPs.

Our clients