Joe Horsley

Commercial and operations analyst and planner

Joe is a railway professional with a wealth of understanding of commercial and operational matters, able to deliver solutions to complex problems.

Joe has extensive expertise in gaining data from – and liaising with – managers across the rail industry, customers and government to draw together the requirements of a large number of stakeholders, summarise their views, identify the key issues and propose solutions to these issues.

Joe’s experience:

Among Joe’s many roles within the rail sector, he has been Service Planning Manager for South West Trains (a very large train operator into London) and Investment Planning Manager for South Western at British Railways, where he was responsible for the management of funding and projects, and train load freight and infrastructure planning at the London Midland Regional HQ.

How Joe has helped clients:

Business cases for new rail services

Joe has prepared the train loadings input for evaluating business cases for new rail services to  expand the UK and European high speed rail network and existing railways.

Strategic development of timetables

Extensive experience in the bid teams for UK passenger rail franchises, on strategic development of timetables and carrying out analysis of their demand, train loadings and revenue impacts using the MOIRA model.

Other projects:

  • Route capacity plans.
  • Train operator efficiency exercises.
  • Performance improvements.
  • Infrastructure availability and enhancements.
  • Rolling stock diagramming.
  • Passenger train crowding investigations.

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