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Train Planning Manager

LocationLondon SE1, Friars Bridge Court
Salary£competitive + excellent benefits
EmployerSouth West Trains
Posted04 August 2017


£competitive + excellent benefits + outstanding career


Combining your technical train-planning expertise and your ability to develop

your team, you will ensure that we make the most of the major capacity

enhancements in the Waterloo area and the deployment of yet more rolling stock,

by increasing frequency, capacity and other improvements for our new franchise.


Our focal point for all train-planning issues, you will lead your team to deliver a

robust operational train-plan that meets the needs of the business while

balancing customer service, productivity, resource availability and good working

practices as well as timetable and resource plan specifications that meet the

strategic intent of the timetable plan.


Important issues within your remit include directing the production process of

train-plans which result in fully compliant timetables and diagrams; the

development of effective special events and engineering timetables; taking

account of major infrastructure works developing timetabling and inputting to

Network Change processes; directing the possession planning team to ensure

possession plans are developed with Network Rail which minimise impact whilst

giving reasonable engineering access; optimising operational resources;

developing future timetable and resource plan specifications; embedding industry

best practise and supporting the introduction of new train-planning systems to

optimise the production of stock and crew resource diagrams; and producing

reports and financial forecasts of rail replacement services and monitoring

expenditure against budget.


We are the leading rail transportation company well on the way to becoming the

most social media appreciative and customer-focused in our expanding industry.

We are all enthusiastic, positive and driving the business forward with our

innovative ideas and fresh approaches.


At present, we operate 1,600 trains a day across our network, we are completing

major improvements to London Waterloo and have additional new trains. We offer a

thriving environment in which you will prosper. Benefits include free train travel on

our network and discounted travel on other train operating companies.


If you have the skills to manage multiple cross-functional projects through

colleagues and to work closely with those in Network Rail, particularly as part of

the integrated Alliance planning structure, which incorporates both our train

planning and Network Rail’s engineering access planning and delivery functions,

please find out more: visit our website and search SWT4673.

Closing date 29th August

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