TRS provides operated and non-operated road-rail plant, sub-contracting services and labour provision to rail sites across the UK.TRS team in yard

Working with leading contractors including Balfour Beatty, Amco, Lundy Projects, Siemens, Bam Nuttal and Alun Griffiths, we've supported some of the most prestigious Network Rail and London Underground projects. We have the technical capabilities and fleet to service a wide range of projects, such as Overhead Line Equipment (OLE), Permanent Way and Civils work.  

From supplying road-rail plant and POS services for a single shift rail maintenance job, to providing end-to-end project management for complex long-term upgrades - we have the equipment, manpower and expertise to ensure your project is a success.

Our business is built on three operational enablers which help us stay flexible, cost efficient and safe in everything we do.

The right rail plant

We own over 70 road rail vehicles and a broad range of attachments – all of which are Any Lines Open (ALO) and RIS-1530-PLT compliant.  Each year we continue to invest in our rail plant and attachments, listening to the needs of our customers and finding innovative ways to meet them.

The best people

Our 300 strong workforce includes, POS Supervisors, Crane Controllers, Machine Controllers, Plant Operatives and contingent labour, and is led by an experienced management team. We believe in training and up-skilling our workforce to ensure they have the competencies and know-how for every job they undertake. It’s no coincidence that we have one of the highest retention rates in the industry.

The safest processes

From investing in the design of new equipment, to operating it on track - health and safety is our top priority.  As a part of our behavioural safety strategy ‘Destination Total Safety’, we constantly look out for the health, safety and welfare of our people, and our customers.  

We hold a wealth of accreditations including BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 14001 and BS EN OHSAS 18001.


As a leader in road-rail plant hire, POS and sub-contracting services, four values underpin our business:

Long-term relationships

We share our clients’ objectives, responsibilities and, ultimately, their successes.  We work closely with our customers, building relationships based on honesty and integrity. It’s therefore no surprise that our customers keep coming back.


We believe that successful projects are delivered by competent and highly-skilled teams.  We encourage our workforce to develop their competencies and knowledge to the best of their ability - and provide the resources to enable them to do so.

Destination Total Safety

We are one team with one vision for health and safety excellence: Destination Total Safety.  Through collaboration, awareness and management leadership, we are committed to eliminating unsafe actions, minimising risks and ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for each other.


As we grow we aim to stay agile. From responding rapidly to 24/7 emergency projects, to our long-term commitment to developing innovative rail plant– we continually strive to understand and meet the rail industry’s changing needs.


MEWP in tunnel

Health and safety excellence is our goal. We’re on a journey to achieving our objectives of eliminating unsafe actions, minimising risks and ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for each other.

Destination Total Safety

Working on the UK’s railways demands a deep commitment to health and safety in order to protect the lives of our workforce, our customers and the public.  Via our behavioral safety strategy - Destination Total Safety - TRS is constantly striving to achieve our goal of total safety at work.  

We recognise that this is a journey and as one team we continue to focus on health and safety excellence – every day. We invest in our workforce, giving them the skills and mind-set to be safe in everything they do.

Our safety charter

Through collaboration, awareness and management leadership, we are committed to:

  • Setting the highest health and safety standards and leading by example.
  • Challenging unsafe acts.
  • Reducing risks through proper planning and process execution.
  • Communicating with each other, giving and accepting feedback and acting upon it.

Our accreditationsQHSE logos

As part of Destination Total Safety we actively promote the Network Rail Lifesaving Rules and are members of the British Safety Council. In addition we hold an impressive list of RISQS approvals and a wealth of accreditations, including:



Formed in 2007, Total Rail Solutions started life as a consultancy business. By mid-2008 we set about becoming a leading road-rail plant hire company, focused on the operated rail plant market.  This required three key operational enablers – the best people, the right on-track plant and the safest processes. 

We quickly built a highly experienced management team, attracting leaders with strong and successful track records.  Upon the award of our Plant Operations Scheme (POS) approval we invested heavily in our fleet of on track plant and attachments.  We also set out to develop a culture based on ensuring safety and quality in every process we undertake.

Over the past 10 years TRS has supported construction and civil engineering contractors on some of the biggest UK rail infrastructure projects - from single shifts to three year schemes.  

As one of the leading rail plant hire companies in the UK, our aim is to continue to drive sustainable growth year-on-year, whilst maintaining our ability to stay flexible, cost efficient and safe in everything we do.

Meet the team

Paul Bateman

Chief Operating Officer

Paul was appointed as Chief Operating Officer at the beginning of 2017 and is responsible for providing the strategic direction of the business and ensuring efficient running of all operational activities. Paul comes from a commercial background, with a BSc Honours degree in quantity surveying and commercial management.

With 10 years’ experience in the rail sector, along with commercial experience in construction and civil engineering, Paul has previously held positions at director level. Paul has the natural ability to lead from the front providing direction to the long term vision of the business in line with the business strategy.

Kevin McEntaggart

Finance Director

Kevin has been Finance Director at TRS since 2014 and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, having operated at board level for large corporates across a wide range of industries.

Kevin plays a strategic role in business strategy and enhancing shareholder value. He is accountable for all financial planning, reporting and management of financial risks and he is the functional head for accounts, payroll and HR. He is also a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FMCA).

Luke Hersee

Head of Operations

As Head of Operations since 2012, Luke is responsible for ensuring that our operational departments including future works, POS planning, labour allocation and transport, all work efficiently and effectively together.

Luke’s main objective is to oversee the successful planning and delivery of every project, making sure that each one meets our clients’ requirements without compromising safety. He has extensive rail plant, London Underground and operational knowledge gained over 20 years in the rail sector.

Steve Wadham

Head of Assurance

Steve joined the senior management team at Total Rail Solutions in 2009 and manages a dedicated team responsible for all health, safety, quality and environmental matters. Collectively their primary aim is the assurance of TRS’s compliance to legislation and industry standards, including all processes and systems for labour, plant and equipment.

With over 30 year’s rail sector experience, Steve’s professional qualifications include NEBOSH in Occupational Health & Safety, Tech IOSH and BM Trada International Auditor & Environmental Management.