Creactive Design Transport are established and highly regarded designers who work effectively with all of the people involved in the design process.

With over 30 year’s experience our team is continually re-invented and developed with bright people to ensure fresh and innovative ideas.

We are only a small part of the large team of people required to develop a train or transport system and our success demonstrates our ability to build relationships with the many parties involved in the procurement of new transport products.



Over 95% of our business is repeat business and some of our earliest clients are still our clients today. We have a great track record and enjoy having clients who are happy to endorse what we do in recognition of the value we bring to their businesses.

“In an industry such as ours, success depends as much on strong partnerships and an over-riding commitment to succeed.

In every project Chiltern Railways has tackled with Creactive Design, you and your team have been superb.  Your design expertise is unquestionable, but it is the teamwork, personal interest and ownership, common sense advice and bloody-minded determination that give you the edge!

I consider Creactive Design an integral part of the Chiltern team and amongst our very best friends.  Thank you for everything you have done with us so far.  I look forward to continuing our partnership as we face the many challenges our next 20 years will inevitably bring!”

Mott Macdonald
Railroad Development Corporation
Transport for Wales
Kinki Sharyo
Chiltern Railways

Founder – Neil Bates

Neil Bates founder of Creactive Design Transport

Neil Bates is an award-winning British designer, founder and director of Creactive Design Transport. Neil started his career working for the Conran Design Group, before setting up his own business in 1989 and has since built a team of designers and engineers who skills cover all aspects of railway vehicles, carriage interiors and exteriors, for rail operators and manufacturers.

“Neil has built an excellent team at Creactive. They have the creative talent for first class product and transport design and the work ethic to see the job through to completion.

I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Neil and his team.”

Neil has built up a great deal of experience and reputation in the rail transport business. His knowledge of rail design and its commercial application through design management, is a valuable resource. His design management expertise is gained from many areas of design and from different areas of the transport business (i.e. metro, light rail, heavy rail etc). An understanding of rail safety and the regulatory requirements is an essential part of the business.

30 plus years

Celebrating over 30 years delivering transport projects to the international rail industry. These are just a few of our key milestones:


Creactive Design Transport is an ever expanding consultancy that build long-term relationships with transport companies worldwide.

We have a forward-looking approach to personal development within the business, and are always looking for talented and highly motivated transport and industrial designers and engineers to join the team.

If you would like to take the next step in your design career, email your portfolio and CV to


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