Rail Rostering Solutions specialises in providing experienced and unrivalled support to the UK Rail Industry in base roster training, production, and guidance, with particular focus on Train Drivers and other Traincrew Grades. RRS also provides workforce planning and Traincrew audit services.

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DECEMBER 2021

RRS is pleased to announce that once again they are supporting a London Operator for their December 2021 timetable change providing base roster support.

Spring 2021

The RRS Driver Roster Report has now been updated from 5 critical KPIs to 6 - now including diagram numbers and SX, SO, SU ratios to support dialogue with train planning. Why not have your base rosters analysed against the 6 KPIs?  Call David or Julia.

MAY 2021

Once again, RRS has been recommisioned to support a London Operator for their May 2021 timetable change providing base roster support.

JANUARY 2021

The latest RRS update of UK Train Driver salaries and conditions has just been completed. Headlines are:

  • Average salary is now £57k for passenger operators*
  • 10 passenger operators have salaries between £60 and £70k per annum*
  • Average pay rise is above 4.6%*
  • One operator is now paying in excess of £70k for a 35-hour working week.*  Want to know more? Contact David or Julia.
Autumn 2020

After successfully supporting a London Operator through a number of timetable changes, RRS is delighted to be once again providing base roster support in advance of the December 2020 timetable change.  As usual, RRS will be providing a comprehensive report updating critical KPIs that can be compared to previous versions of rosters: spare efficiency, spare cover ratio, average diagram length, average working week and Fatigue & Risk Index scores.   Why not let us help you?  Call David or Julia to discuss.

Spring 2020

The RRS Workforce Planning spreadsheet is currently being used to support planning for a London based operation.  Why not have future requirements planned using our system? It has been used successfully on a number of winning franchise / concession bids, and during mobilisation. Call David or Julia for details.

RRS is currently supporting a London Operator in the preparation of driver rosters in advance of the May 2020 timetable change. There's still chance to help others! Ring David or Julia.

The latest version of the RRS Establishment Calculator is now in use. This provides the most comprehensive and granular process for defining the right numbers of on-train crews to operate your services.  Don't leave it to chance, contact David or Julia for more details.

JANUARY 2020

RRS has just completed its annual update of the latest UK Train Driver salaries and conditions. Headlines are:

  • Average salary is now £56k for passenger operators*
  • 7 passenger operators have salaries between £60 and £70k per annum*
  • Average pay rise is above 4%*
  • At least two passenger operators have now introduced a 34 hour working week*  Want to know more? Contact David or Julia.

Autumn 2019

RRS is supporting a major London Operator in producing the driver rosters for the December 2019 timetable change.

Summer 2019

A sister site for RRS has just been launched. Rail Operations Solutions (ROS) provides interim management, bidding support, strategy, safety & standards, project management and operational readiness services. The site has been launched to provide our customers with clear choices on the type of support they require - rail operations or rail rostering.  Contact David or Julia for information on either site.

Spring 2019

RRS is supporting a major London Operator in producing the driver rosters for the May 2019 timetable change.  Need support on producing or analysing your crew rosters? Current or proposed rosters, we're happy to help!  Contact David or Julia.

JANUARY 2019

RRS has just updated its latest summary of UK Train Driver salaries and conditions. Headlines are:

  • Average salary is now £54k for passenger operators*
  • Average pay rise is above 5%*
  • One freight operator has introduced a 32 hour working week*  Want more details? Contact David or Julia.

The latest RRS base roster report has been improved to include 5 critical KPIs: spare efficiency, spare cover ratio, average diagram length, average working week and Fatigue & Risk Index scores.

Autumn 2018

RRS is currently supporting two London based train operators - providing:

  • Resource planning
  • Traincrew Strategy
  • Interim Management
The latest RRS Workforce Planning spreadsheet is now at depot, area and company level; providing enhanced granularity for turnover, training and establishment changes.

*based on operators reviewed and updated (some information not available), available data in the public domain, and current RRS methodology (RRS accepts no liability for the accuracy of the information)