David Owen - Managing Director and Principal Consultant                        

David is a professional operator with over 38 years’ experience at all levels of railway operations and safety standards, including a number of years as a train driver.  He has worked in a variety of roles including operations, service delivery, project management, planning, performance, timetabling, and training within a number of different rail companies and regions in the UK.  He also has experience of working on overseas rail networks, including providing expert operational witness testimony.

He is recognised as an industry expert on Traincrew rostering and resourcing, including workforce planning, establishments and management, and has supported the winning franchise / concession bidders for Arriva Rail North, MTR Crossrail (now MTR Elizabeth Line), Arriva Rail London and First/MTR South Western Trains.

Julia Ball - Company Secretary and Senior Consultant

Julia has worked in the UK Rail Industry for a number of years, including operations, customer service and safety.  Julia now focusses on managing Rail Rostering Solutions in addition to providing client support.


RRS has supported the following UK companies:
London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL) - Traincrew rosters, Operational improvement plans, Bid team support

ARRIVA - Bid team support

Heathrow Express - Traincrew rosters

MTR Crossrail / MTR Elizabeth Line - Traincrew rosters and training, Interim management, Project management
MTR Europe - Bid team support

Arriva Rail London (ARL) - Mobilisation support, Interim management, Traincrew rosters

First Group - Bid support