Crossrail International (CI) is a UK Government-owned specialist advisory practice that works with UK partners to provide strategic advice to clients on the development and delivery of complex rail schemes across the globe. 

Drawing on our own unique client focused experience, knowledge and lessons learned, we provide support to government agencies, public transport authorities and operators, funding organisations and special purpose vehicle/entity (SPV/SPE) clients to help them set up, deliver and assure their projects to deliver better value for money. 

Unlocking the full potential of transport schemes to provide triple bottom line benefits is the key to successful transportation projects. We offer robust advice and support to help our clients successfully navigate the complex political, economic and social challenges and opportunities that such large investments face. 

Our mission, supported by the UK Government’s Department for Transport (DfT) as our shareholder, is:

  • to help clients around the world unlock the full potential of their rail infrastructure schemes, thus enabling the provision of world-class transport networks that drive sustainable growth for businesses and communities;
  • to support the transfer of innovation, good practice and lessons learned between client organisations drawing on our own experience and that of our partners; and 
  • to facilitate the profile-raising of the UK’s wide-ranging specialist skills and capabilities in a globally competitive market and contribute to the UK Government’s export strategy.

Expert Advisers

Our team of expert advisers understand the challenges that clients face in setting up, delivering and assuring complex transport infrastructure projects in our global cities. We work alongside our clients as trusted independent advisers, offering unrivalled insight, knowledge, expertise and lessons learned from Crossrail, Europe’s largest and most complex transport infrastructure project.

Our unique insights are made possible through our specialist advisers who have held senior executive, management and technical roles on the Crossrail project. Our team of expert advisers draw on innovative delivery frameworks and accompanying tools and systems created during the life cycle of the Crossrail project, many of which are now recognised as UK ‘good practice’.  Many of our experts also draw on their extensive experience gained on earlier UK megaprojects, including the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, High Speed 1 (HS1), as well as other international megaprojects.

Our expert advice to international clients on their high-profile transport infrastructure projects positions CI as a global hub of knowledge and good practice.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors comprises Sir Terry Morgan CBE, former Chairman of Crossrail and High Speed 2 (HS2) and former Chief Executive of Tube Lines; Dr Michèle Dix CBE, Managing Director of Crossrail 2 for Transport for London (TfL), and former Director of Planning for TfL; and Kamal Patel, Head of Corporate Finance at the Department for Transport.

Management Team

Crossrail International’s Management Team is led by Managing Director, Paul Dyson, supported by Dr Claire Pitcher and Rebecca Venn.