Total Rail Solutions (TRS), specialists in on-track plant hire and Plant Operations Scheme (POS) services, has opened a new depot in Wales.

The new depot is a direct result of the company’s continued presence in Wales. TRS has been working on the electrification programme between Bristol and Cardiff for the past 11 months, supporting a number of new and existing clients across South Wales.

The investment in a permanent office and yard space in Cwmbran, near Newport, gives TRS an ideal base to grow its business in line with the expansion of the Wales and Borders railways.

Paul Bateman, chief operating officer, said: “TRS is on a journey of growth and investment. We see our new depot in Cwmbran as the next step in expanding our business. It makes sense to locate our next depot in a region where there is a commitment to long-term investment in rail infrastructure.

“With Transport for Wales guaranteeing extensive infrastructure upgrades and the KeolisAmey contract already bringing plans to realisation, we felt the time was right to commit to a permanent presence in Wales. This depot makes us ideally located to support upcoming projects and work closely with clients – old and new.

“Having worked on numerous electrification, civils and enhancement projects across England and Wales, we believe we have the skills and experience to rival the best”.

The depot opening follows a busy couple of years for TRS as the business has invested £15 million in new plant, innovated new plant, introduced an in-house transport service and launched a new online customer ordering system. In addition TRS has expanded its services to include contracting civils work and labour provisions.


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