Network Rail regional directors to manage 14 new routes

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27 Sep 2019 (provided by Local Transport Today), Category: Transportation Planning

Network Rail has announced a series of appointments to their senior management teams as 14 new routes went live last week.The directors will take responsibility for operations, maintenance and minor renewals in their respective areas, and managing the day-to-day delivery of train performance and relationships with their local train operating companies. The new routes and regions are part of phase one of the Putting Passengers First programme, providing the framework for further phased changes to be introduced through to summer 2020.

Andrew Haines, Network Rail chief executive, said: “The 14 new routes are all about moving power and accountability from the big network functions to the routes and regions, giving them greater accountability for train performance in their areas. “It is a fundamental change and at the heart of the transformation of Network Rail to a business that is unequivocally on the side of passengers and freight users, focused on delivering better day-to-day performance.”

Robinson leaves HS2

Richard Robinson, chief operating office at HS2, has left the company after a year in the post. He was previously Aecom’s chief executive for civil engineering across Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa before becoming second-in-command at HS2 last September.

Huw Morgan joins TfW

Huw Morgan has become Head of Integrated Transport at Transport for Wales. After initially working in the bus industry, he spent 31 years in local government, most recently as manager of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s integrated transport unit. His role at TfW cuts across numerous subject areas, including passenger information, ticketing, interchange and connectivity. He will work with TfW Rail Services to help deliver improvements contained in the Wales and Borders franchise agreement, and with colleagues and stakeholders to develop and deliver TfW’s vision for integrated transport.

Lane joins Stantec as ITS supremo

Neil Lane has been appointed director of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) UK at Peter Brett Associates, which is now part of Stantec. He joins the firm from CH2M (Jacobs) where he held a UK and European ITS Transport role. Most recently, Lane has been involved in projects with Innovate UK’s Vehicle trials, and was the lead programme manager for Smart Mobility Living Labs in London.

Toye returns to Aecom

Kevin Toye is to rejoin Aecom as an associate director after two years as an advanced solutions manager at Transport for Greater Manchester. In his new role at Aecom he will be involved in new projects with Liverpool City Council.

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