S and L Roberts (Railway Consulting) Ltd

About us

S and L Roberts (Railway Consulting) Ltd is dedicated to making the railway system safer, high performing and cost effective.

We do this by working with our clients so that knowledge and insight to improve the railway becomes embedded within the client organisation.

We recognise that on our own we can change nothing but together we can change the world (or at least the railway).

A selection of our customers include: ATOC, Bombardier, Bridgeway Consulting, LRSSB, RDG, RSSB, CER, TOCs, FOCs, Network Rail, Winder Phillips, Fraser Nash, film companies and the British Judicial Service

We are grateful to the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board (LRSSB) for choosing us to develop and deliver a number of Light Rail Sector Standards for them.

Current Assignments

  • Advisor and expert witness on behalf of the former Bombardier depot at Ilford.
  • Facilitator and author of certain Guidance Notes for the Light Rail Safety and Standards Board, Rail Delivery Group and Rail Partners.
  • Responsible for the Barrow Hill Commercial’s Safety Management System.
  • Developing the High-Level Operational Principles for Traffic Management for Network Rail’s T190+ research programme.
  • Providing specialist operational expertise into the RSSB research programme in regards to Train Idling.

Previous Assignments

  • Former Chair and Secretary of the Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Companies Operations Group. Supporting and mediating on key issues to bring together varying viewpoints into one cohesive policy.
  • Developed the CCS Generic Operations Concept for the future railway as part of Network Rail’s T190+ research programme.
  • Updated the Safety Management System for the West Somerset Railway including its Competency Management Systems.
  • Led the Network Rail project to undertake a RACI assessment of their Company Standards.
  • Undertook the initial feasibility study for the development of a Virtual Training Academy for train drivers.  This has since been taken up as recommended by the study and is now in existence.