Train Operations

We specialise in train movements relating to delivery, testing, maintenance, modification and refurbishment programmes. Our train operations include:

  • new build deliveries, testing and fault-free running
  • fleet maintenance, modification or refurbishment programmes
  • fleet cascade or transfer programmes
  • vehicle / fleet testing (eg, ETCS fitment)
  • infrastructure-train interface testing
  • redundant / off-lease stock for storage
  • passenger (ECS), ad-hoc freight or engineering rolling stock movements
  • traction and rolling stock movements for private owners / operators.

We also have a small fleet of dedicated locomotives which have been modified with electrical brake translation equipment and a range of coupler types to enable direct coupling to, and through automatic brake control of, most UK EMU types. This negates the need to use historic barrier and translator type vehicles.

We are not distracted by, or have to divert valuable resources to, passenger, civil engineering or freight operations thus affording a unique level of customer service, performance and reliability.

Who to Contact for Train Operations

Do you have a requirement to move traction or rolling stock, or hire-in train drivers?


If it’s a short term requirement, please contact:

Richard Broughton on 07802 658394 or


If it’s a longer term requirement, please contact:

  • for Passenger services: Mark Keighley on 07736 165867 or
  • for UK Traction and Rolling Stock movements: Emma Briars on 07771 801446 or
  • for all other services including large scale projects and ITTs: Karl Watts on 07793 767218 or
Train Operations
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Current Vacancies 

Professional Train Drivers  South-East

Due to ROG’s continued expansion, we are looking for more people to drive our trains in and around the south-east. If you are an experienced, motivated and highly competent professional train driver and you’d like to join our highly specialised and talented team of Operations Managers, we want to hear from you.

Train Planners - Derby

Due to ROG’s continued expansion, we are looking for more people to work in our train planning section. You need to be experienced in the use of train planning software and possess comprehensive knowledge of train planning rules and arrangements. You will be located in our HQ located on Derby station.

How to apply

Please drop an e-mail along with a résumé or current CV detailing your experience to

Please make it clear which role you are applying for.

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