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Railway Services

UK-Wide Railway Services From LCM Environmental.

LCM Environmental’s fuel maintenance and oil storage management services to the railway industry are delivered in collaboration with industry partners. 

We help your entire oil infrastructure: from the fuel that powers your trains to the one you transport in your RID rail wagons. Specialising in risk mitigation for your operational centres, we have operational bases in Immingham, Selby, Grangemouth, Milford Haven, Isle of Grin, Lincolnshire, and Long Marston in Warwickshire.

From these locations, our mobile maintenance teams reach out to wherever your railway wagons are operated. 

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Railway Specialist Services:

  • Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) 
  • Intermediate and Periodic RID Inspections. 
  • Tank, fuel inspections, telemetry, etc. 
  • Fuel Delivery.
  • Commissioning & decommissioning of on-site fuel tanks. 
  • Man-entry tank cleaning: on-site tanks and RID rail wagons. 
  • Fuel sampling, uplift, filtration. 
  • Interceptor inspections and  maintenance. 
  • Spill Response. 


The railway sector is a major and critical part of Britain’s transport network, where millions of litres of fuel are transported daily. LCM Environmental work alongside some of the biggest rail fuel distributors, safeguarding their assets against any environmental damages. Key to this is ensuring that the rail wagons remain compliant and conform to all of the regulations stated in RID the completion of 4-Year Intermediate and 8-Year Periodic Tank Testing. 

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Did You Know:
We are one of the leading companies in the rail industry for tank testing and rail wagon cleaning.

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We can ensure your rail projects are completed within the given timeframe and budget, where possible; our project managers will be in touch, keeping you informed of the progress of your storage facility condition. 

LCM Environmental are able to provide full turnkey solutions for your fuel environment. We can provide fuel and tank services for both your RID wagons and the on-site tanks that power your rail infrastructure. The consultancy services we provide are guaranteed to be the best approach for your storage facilities based on your available resources and impending needs.

LCM Environmental tank cleaning at Valero fuel terminal, Trafford Park, Manchester
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Our company’s range of  Environmental services could be provided on an ad-hoc or full management basis, to protect your project portfolio when the need arises. 

Our experience in the downstream fuel market and collaborating with some of Britain’s leading storage and rolling stock management companies delivers a comprehensive and wide-reaching service to rail industry clients. As well as reducing the wagon testing downtime, our railway services also significantly improve quality standards, reporting, and health and safety levels. 

Our dedicated project managers will insist on saving you time and resources by undertaking the safest, quickest, most reliable and sustainable solution to your railway fuel environment problems. LCM Environmental’s engineer teams are expertly trained to handle the complications emerging from your bespoke fuel needs. We pull all available resources to provide the best service, with the minimal downtime for your critical sector business. 

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How Can We Help?

Acknowledging  that different fuel storage systems require bespoke approach, our project management services offer individual solutions depending on the size and scale of your rail projects.  

With more than 20 years combined experience and  completing hundreds of projects a year, our number of engineers are constantly learning and growing in numbers: this is your guarantee that your project is always handled by professionals.  

Our specialist teams can help your entire oil infrastructure: from supplying and managing the fuel you use to power your trains, to providing specialist fuel environment services for the RID wagons that transport fuel around the country. 

LCM Environmental has more than 10 years of experience in tank maintenance and fuel environment management for the Rail sector. 

We offer a full turnkey solution for your fuel environment, completed by our planned preventative maintenance (PPM) services, and quality project management. PPM support available: 

  • Telemetry installation 
  • Site visit (annual probe check) 
  • Dedicated account manager 
  • 24/7, 365 days a year real-time monitoring by our National Support Centre. 
  • Remote access portal 
  • Emergency fuel deliveries (UK-wide) – Platts+ rate & maximum 2-day lead time upon receipt of purchase order). 
  • Automatic fuel top-up at 25% 
  • Annual tank testing (additional contracted prices on temporary tank installation upon request) 
  • Visual tank inspection (12 months) 
  • Visual bund inspection (12 months) 
  • Visual pipework inspection (12 months) 
  • Up-to-date and approved safety signage 
  • Emergency spill kits 
  • Lubricant & fuel preserve additive (optional) 
  • Inspection of top man-access gasket/side if accessible & replacement if required 
  • On-site first responder spill training (up to 12 delegates) 
  • Emergency spill response flat rate & response time (contracted schedule of rates to be issued) 
  • Bund alarm / high fill / low-level alarm installation (if required) 
  • Spill bin waste collection/disposal & replacement 
  • Pence Per Litre (PPL) rebate on any waste oil recovered form sites 

We supply, install and clean standard or on-order interceptors/oil water separators. 

In accordance to the The Environment Agency standard, fuel sites are required to have interceptors to mitigate the environmental risks associated with storing and handling fuel. 

We could also install a monitoring system to remotely detect any blocked filters or overflowing water and oil levels. 

Full interceptor servicing is included in our PPM plan. 

The LCM Environmental engineers are fully qualified to perform specialised OFTEC tank inspections, including your pipework, bunds, fitting, and venting provision checks, and if tank installation is within compliance. 

Read more in our blog (This means you need to proof the OFTEC blog) 

Our teams have the security clearance and are fully vetted to attend the majority of railway sites in the UK. We perform specialist fuel management services on both ad-hoc basis and through our PPM programme. 

LCM Environmental are one of the leading specialists in fuel tank maintenance and management for railway industry partners. We regularly perform: 

Installation of fuel monitoring solutions, bund and interceptor alarms, fuel theft detectors. Remote surveillance of your fuel levels and security system in place that gets activated if your tank levels are dropping, drastically, or not. 

Read more in our blog about Telemetry. 

Our teams have worked with leading railway industry partners to perform Environmental servicing on their behalf: from spill clean-up to ground remediation, and everything in between. 

As a Crown Commercial Services supplier of fuel and tank services, as well as being both ISO and UK spill accredited, we can provide a contracted response to client oil and chemical spills, fuel testing, fuel cleaning, tank testing and reporting on how our clients fuel storage infrastructures compare to a set of key oil storage regulations. 


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