The operation of safe, efficient and cost-effective railway systems is vital for any rail operator or supplier to the rail sector. Our long-standing relationships with leading UK rail and transport companies have given us an extensive knowledge of the unique challenges and requirements of this industry. As a supplier to the railway industry, we can demonstrate we have the processes, competencies, resources and procedures to comply with vital quality and regulations required.

Our quality standards and procedures are monitored independently to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 and are subject to regular external and internal audits. We also work with all the leading testing and quality authorities such as BSI, DNV, Lloyds, NSN, Nemko and VDE to give you total peace of mind.

Our experience within this sector includes the repair and servicing of electrical and electric components, inclusive of managing the risks that arise from critical safety equipment. Our customers include; Unipart Rail, Bombardier, London Underground, Merseyrail and Alstom Transport.

Electrical manufacturing & repair service

Our electrical manufacturing and repair team works across a wide range of industries and have serviced the rail sector since 1981. R Baker (Electrical) Ltd is based in Liverpool and aims to provide full turnkey solutions driven by in-house excellence and the effective uses of our electrical manufacturing and repair service. Our electrical engineering team guarantee to provide a cost effective and quality assured service, tailored to fully meet our client's requirements.

Electrical installation & maintenance

We compliment our outstanding manufacturing and repair service with a reliable electrical onsite maintenance service consisting of a wide range of electrical work including electrical installation and a reactive repair, maintenance, inspection and testing service. 

Rail and transport services:

  • Manufacture and repair service
  • Customised solutions that can be used to build a new railway infrastructure
  • High availability and reliability minimise unscheduled maintenance
  • Removal and replacement of electrical equipment
  • Design and development of electrical systems
  • Electronic refurbishment
  • Reverse engineering of obsolete items
  • Electronic testing and inspection

Case studies

Armature rewinds

Our team have been working with Unipart Rail for over 25 years, rewinding and overhauling a range of armatures and field systems. The relationship has been built on us being proactive to all motor and armature rewinds, offering a 48-72 hours repair service.

Armature rewinds

Transformer & reactor rewinds

Our client requires a full repair and rewind service on two different types of aluminium transformer and reactors. Our engineering team carries out a full survey and repair service working to the highest standards to meet rail industry requirements.

Reactor - railway


Quality management system


ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for quality management systems. Being certified to ISO 9001, R Baker (Electrical) Ltd demonstrate a commitment to quality management and continual improvement, ensuring that the needs and expectations of our customer are met. R Baker (Electrical) Ltd achieved certification to ISO 9001 in 1991.




R. Baker (Electrical) Ltd commissioned Atkins to conduct an audit against the requirements of GM/RT2450 for the scope of in-house grinding of commutators. We are committed to delivering excellence in every aspect of rail design and engineering and we work with leading certifying bodies when specific standards are required.


RISQS - Qualification scheme

RISQS - Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme

The 'Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme' (RISQS) has been developed from the GB rail industry’s Link-up scheme to provide a fair, open and transparent third party qualification process, with the aim of becoming the preferred route for suppliers to engage with their customers, in an efficient and effective manner. The scheme is governed by the newly formed RISQS Board.