Karl Watts – the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rail Operations (UK) Limited has been announced as a guest speaker at the Rail Business Daily conference at Rolling Stock Networking.
Karl has 40 years’ experience of developing and managing passenger and freight operations and is currently leading the development of Traxion and Orion.
In is role, Karl is also leading the development and procurement of class 769 ‘FreightFlex’ tri-mode units and a fleet of class 93 mixed-traffic locomotives – the UK’s first Hybrid locomotive fleet.
Rail Operations UK is the parent company of the Rail Operations group (ROG) – the UKs most innovative train operating company, dedicated to the rolling stock manufacturing, engineering and leasing sectors.
ROG handle new fleet deliveries, new fleet testing, commissioning and fault free running, provision of signal protection zones, fleet transfers and cascade programmes.
The firm also deals with fleet movements for refurbishment and modification programmes and fleet storage.
During the conference, Karl will discuss ROG’s presence in the UK rail industry’s supply chain as a provider of specialist train operating services in support of the rolling stock manufacturing, engineering and leasing sectors.
This will include the range of unique and very specialised services ROG offer to the industry including the innovation brought to the market to modernise outdated operating practices.
He will continue to talk about ROG’s position as the pioneer of driving a modal shift from road to rail for light goods traffic.