We’re on call 24-7, 365 days a year to respond when you need us. With over 70 items of RRV plant and a workforce of over 300, we’re able to deploy our equipment and expertise – fast.
Our specialist RRVs, accessories and capable team will support all types of rail projects – both on Network Rail, London Underground and other infrastructures. These include Rail infrastructures, Permanaent Way and Electrification.
Every rail project has its unique challenges so we’ll work closely with you to understand your project’s specific requirements. Following a detailed site survey we’ll find the safest and most cost-effective way to deliver what you need, on time and within your budget
Downtime costs money, so a team of experienced mechanical engineers work hard to keep our RRVs and plant in optimum condition. They are on call 24-7 with fully equipped mobile vans to keep you operational – anytime, anywhere.
With full Plant Operations Scheme (POS) approval, TRS can conduct on-track plant operations on Network Rail managed infrastructure.
Full POS rail services
We work with leading principle contractors, providing on-track plant, operators and technical support to deliver planned or emergency projects. We’re also approved to work on London Underground infrastructure and have also recently supported Crossrail projects.
Our POS rail services include lift planning, carried out by Sentinel qualified planners. As part of our service we’ll complete a full site survey to understand your project’s objectives and gather technical details, such as the loads/materials to be lifted and their weights, track configuration and specific site hazards etc.
We’ll also advise you on any plant specific items in relation to the site of work, including ALO arrangements and any required control measures.
We then produce lift plans and OTP plans/method statements, allocate the most suitable equipment and plan the most cost-effective means to complete the job. Once on site, our POS Supervisors will work closely with your project team to ensure they work as efficiently and safely as possible.
In conjunction with our POS rail services we can also install, maintain and remove the following:
- Track access – permanent and temporary systems
- Safety barrier provision – available either as dry hire only or installed and removed
- Temporary access steps and roads
- Site lighting – VT1 static lights or link lights
Our POS rail services are supported by an in-house transport fleet including hiabs and tractor units, plus:
expert maintenance team and national fitter cover
items of road rail plant and a wide range of RRV attachments
strong fully-trained and qualified rail labour workforce
Fast and flexible
Whether you want a POS team in order to operate on-track plant on your site, or additional rail labour for a long-term civils project, we can quickly resource, train and manage your provision.
Health and safety trained
Health and safety is critical to our business and that of our customers, so we allocate substantial resources to rail safety training.
Our team includes:
- Project Managers & Engineers
- POS Supervisors
- Handback Engineers – levels 1-4
- Machine Controllers / Crane Controllers
- PTS Construction and Civil Engineering Operatives
- Safety critical staff
Cost-efficiency demands are always a top priority for any rail project and managing your suppliers, labour provision and machinery in a cost-effective manner takes up valuable resource. With TRS as your one point of contact, you can cut out the noise and focus on making your next rail project a success.
TRS are experts at providing turn-key project and sub-contract management services. From initial design consultation, through to commissioning and on-site project management – we have the know-how to deliver your projects to strict budgets and tight timescales.
Remove the hassle of managing multiple railway sub-contractors
Under an agreed form of contract we’ll become your one point of contact for your project – taking on the responsibility of managing your site – its sub-contractors, materials, equipment and labour needs – saving you time and resource.
Our experienced project management team comes from a diverse range of backgrounds, including Network Rail, principle rail contractors and smaller railway sub-contractors. They know what is needed to overcome the everyday challenges faced in the rail industry and can be relied upon to understand your objectives, take on your responsibilities and, ultimately, share your successes.
TRS operates a comprehensive range of on-track plant (wheeled and tracked). Combined with our multi-skilled workforce and experienced management team, we can support a wide range of rail projects, including – but not limited to – the examples below.
- Track maintenance and renewal
- Ballast replacement, excavation and formation works
- Wet bed rectification and sleeper replacement
- Bridge works
Overhead line electrification installation
- Steelwork installation
- Small parts steel (SPS) installation
Rail infrastructure and civils
We can plan and manage construction, maintenance and repair projects, including:
- Off-track works – access roads, steps, level crossing installation
- Fencing and site lighting – temporary and permanent solutions
- Cable route works – supply, clearance, installation and refurbish
- Earth works – Site clearance, levelling, walkways and access roads
- Under-track crossings – open cut and thrust bore
- Drainage – surveying, proving, jetting, clearance, manholes
- Lineside construction – concrete foundation works of all types of structures and retaining walls
- Platform extension and alteration works
- Walking routes – installation & refurbishment including non-slip crossings
- Vegetation management
In-house transport management for optimum reliability
As part of a five year investment plan, we increased our transport fleet by 60% in 2017 and now carry out over 80% of equipment deliveries in-house. Our new fleet includes a variety of articulated lorries, low loaders, rigid hiabs and flat-bed vehicles.
We also offer an external transportation service (on request), to help you with inter-site fleet and equipment moves. Contact us for more details.
In 2017 we upgraded our van fleet with 120 brand new Ford Connects, Couriers and Transits for our operations and maintenance teams. All are fitted with trackers, speed restrictors and on-board cameras with crash alert functionality.
TRS is currently certified by the Fleet Operation Recognition Scheme at Bronze Level. FORS accreditation drives best practice across the European fleet industry in terms of safety, efficiency and environmental protection.
Total Rail Solutions supports a wide range of self-delivery, civils rail projects across the UK. With a comprehensive fleet of on-track plant, combined with our multi-skilled workforce and experienced management team, we’re well equipped to carry out a wide variety of disciplines and tasks.
From earthworks and drainage projects, to platform alterations and minor works, our project delivery teams have the skills and knowledge that primary civil engineering and infrastructure contractors need.
Our structured and collaborative approach to every project will help you meet your project goals – whether they’re tight deadlines and budgets, or complex working programmes.
We’re currently delivering a number of civils schemes throughout the Great Western route – read our latest case study here.
If you’re looking for an experienced civils contractor to support your next project, we’d welcome the opportunity to tender. Contact us here.