Category: Rail & Highways


Anchor Systems (International) Limited will be exhibiting at RIN in London on Thursday the 7th of March 2024. Register as a visitor at to come and see our most recent projects and systems that are being installed countrywide and get technical advice from the team.

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Rapid Route installation is underway in Castleford

The team at Murphy have been installing our Anchor Screws adjacent to the track on the TRU East Alliance upgrade at Castleford, in preparation for the next stage of the Rapid Route install where the ARCO system supplied by Scott Parnell Ltd will be fitted to the Anchor Screw ARCO Interface.

Excellent work so far by all involved. Updates to follow!

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With our continuous growth and Anchor Systems fast becoming the preferred supplier of ground anchoring systems within the Rail sector, we are pleased to announce that Matt Barber has joined us as Rail Manager.

Matt brings with him over 4 years of experience and a vast knowledge of systems within the Rail industry, as well as a passion for innovation and design.



We asked Matt a few questions to get to know him better:

How long have you been in the industry? I have been working in the Rail industry for the past 4 years and working with Anchor Systems for the past year and half as a supplier.

What part of your work has been the most enjoyable in that time? I’ve enjoyed being part of an ever changing industry, where innovation is taking the front foot on improvements within the rail. There is a huge investment in the Rail and I enjoy being part of this investment.

What are you most excited about in your new role here at Anchor Systems? I am excited about being part of a well established and an international leader of ground anchoring systems and being part of an excellent team. I hope to be a key member in the companies continuous growth within the Rail industry and bring my experience into my new role as Rail Manager.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? My spare time is mostly spent with my wife Becky and our 3 daughters, but when we have the time we like to travel and hope to see more of Europe and the UK.

Welcome to the team, Matt.

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Magazine Articles

Anchor Systems (International) Ltd have featured in a number of Rail Professional publications, below are the issues we have featured in this year.

Click on the images to read the relating articles:

March 2022

In the March issue, you can read about our new Quick-Stage with Anchor Screw foundations used on a Network Rail project in Flitwick, Bedfordshire.


May 2022

In May’s issue, read about a project where Anchor System’s Vulcan Earth anchors were used to stabilise railway bridge abutments on the A339 in Alton.


June 2022

In the June issue, read about our new and existing innovative level crossing and trackside systems.

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Following the success of last year’s event, we will be back – bigger and better than before for 2022!

Find us across stands M6A – M6C where we will be showcasing our Anchor Screw products and Vulcan Earth Anchors.

Come and see some of our latest systems already in use for Network Rail, installation demos / videos, new innovations, and information on how our products can benefit your next trackside project.


Rail Live is the largest plant exhibition in the UK and entry is free – click HERE to book your tickets.


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New Hydraulic Power Pack


We have upgraded our range of Hydraulic Power Pack’s to include more benefits for the user.


  • Collapsible handle – Making it easy to manoeuvre

  • Hinged carry lid – Provides somewhere to carry hoses while still being able to easily access the engine

  • UK manufactured engine – Reliable and easily serviceable

  • 20-30L – Can be used to install Anchor Posts, Anchor Screws and Vulcan Earth Anchors

  • Available to hire or purchase


Download the technical information brochure HERE


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Introducing the Anchor Screw Brochure

Anchor Screw Brochure Download

Hot off the press and just landed at Anchor Systems HQ is our brand new Anchor Screw brochure! Download it now.

Our patented Anchor Screw is an easy to install foundation solution that has enhanced environmental benefits compared to it’s alternatives.

This system was designed and evolved from the needs of some Network Rail projects that required to improve both the efficiency and sustainability of their standard construction materials and methods.

The Anchor Screw eradicates the need to use concrete and is made in Britain from 100% recycled UK steel. It can also be made with a 100+ year lifespan making it economical as well sustainable.

You can see the system in use in these two project reports:
Hither Green Signalling Renewal Project
Westbourne Park Segregation Barrier Project

Benefits and Features

  • Speed
    Typically installed in under 10 minutes per anchor

  • Easy to Install
    Zero on-track plant or RRV’s required as installed with lightweight, handheld equipment

  • Dust
    Zero dust is generated as no cementitious products required

  • Environmental
    Fully reusable and Made in Britain from UK recycled steel

  • Longevity
    Can be designed with 50 or 100+ year lifespans dependant on client requirements

  • Water and Drying Times
    Zero water consumed or drying time required, as no wet trades involved

  • HAVS
    Zero risk as the installation equipment is non-percussive

  • Noise
    Installation is relatively quiet. The installation equipment runs at 80-85db

  • Versatility
    Easily adjustable to guarantee the correct positioning with patented design features

  • Mess and Waste Materials
    Zero mess due to no digging required nor any general wasted materials, which reduce manhours and project risks


You can download the brochure here: Download Now

Or if you would like to book a CPD presentation for you and your team or get your hands on a physical copy then pop us an email:

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Anchor Systems will be at Network Rail Level Crossing Innovations Day


We are excited to announce that we will be at the Network Rail Level Crossing Innovations Day on the 5th October 2021.


We will be displaying our Anchor Screw Foundation System which are approved to be used to quickly and easily install signage along the Network Rail routes.


To find out more GET IN TOUCH.


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Join us at Rail Live 2021




Unfortunately last years Rail Live event had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions however this year is planned to be the biggest and best year yet and Anchor Systems will be there to greet you.


Rail Live is a huge event with over 250 exhibitors and entry is free, you can book your ticket by clicking here.

We will be showcasing our Vulcan Earth Anchors®, patented Anchor Post and the all new Anchor Screw allowing you to see them up close and find out how they can help on your next project.


You will be able to see some of the below systems on display on our stand and we will be more than happy to talk you through how they work and how they could help you save money on your future projects.

  • Vulcan Earth Anchors
  • Anchor Post
  • Anchor Screw
  • New integrated walkway with handrail and cable management toughing all in one system
  • Elevated troughing
  • Signage with simple anchoring systems (no concrete needed to install these)
  • Geotextile anchors
  • Backstay/utility anchors


Vulcan Earth Anchors the Anchor Post and the Anchor Screw have all been used extensively throughout the UK rail networks and have proved to be reliable and rapidly installed systems.


The Anchor Post was originally designed for use on the London Underground network as an alternative to concrete as a foundation, to support the cables that ran along the trackside of the overground sections of network. Since then, the Anchor Post has been developed further to make it usable for a variety of applications to support light weight structures such as signals, lights, CCTV and track side tool boxes.





The Vulcan Earth Anchor is the ideal solution in retaining slopes and geotextile meshing along the banks of railway lines to help with erosion control and landslip prevention. They are lighter and more easily manoeuvrable than traditional soil nails and can be installed quickly making them extremely cost effective. The Vulcan earth anchors can also be used to support bridges and retaining walls when these structures have starting to fail.







The Anchor Screw has been around for a little while but we have developed it over the past few years and it has been become increasingly popular due to the removal of any HAVS as the installation equipment is non-percussive and the fact that it is a quieter system to install at less than 90db. It is currently being used with our Rapid Route System to install cable toughing along Network Rail.




To find out more about how our anchors are used in the Rail & Highway sectors please click here.

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