The UK transport sector faces both significant challenges and major opportunities. Post-COVID-19 reduced demand is putting public and private sector balance sheets under pressure. The Government and operators need to work together to plot their way back to a “new normal.” Opportunities include; new technologies for smart ticketing, network optimisation and helping achieve “Net Zero” carbon emissions for transport. The sector is also critical to the Government’s efforts to kick-start the economy by accelerating the delivery of new road and rail infrastructure.

KPMG has a market-leading understanding of the policy, commercial and operational drivers across the transport sector. We stand ready to assist our clients in working through both current and emerging issues.

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Led by Ed Thomas, KPMG’s UK Transport team is made up of over 300 professionals working across all transport sub-sectors: rail and bus, aviation, shipping and ports, road freight and logistics (including postal.) Our staff have backgrounds in areas as diverse as accounting and finance, banking, engineering, government and policy, construction and operations.

We bring understanding of both the policy drivers of government and the commercial drivers of those who invest in the sector.

Our solutions

Deal advisory

Bid support for franchise and concession contracts
Mergers and acquisitions
Financial due diligence


New asset management/capital delivery strategies 
Organisation redesign
Zero based budgeting
Back-office automation

Major projects advisory

Advice around assurance and governance processes

Programme and portfolio management

The technology life-cycle

Advising on the development of technology strategy and operating models including requirements definition, sourcing and operational assurance.

Major business cases

Drawing on our expertise in policy economics, financing and procurement to develop compelling and deliverable cases for transport investment.