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  • TransPennine Express Class 802 on newly wired section of TRU under diesel power (Photo: Tony Miles)
    Rail Business UK

    From aircraft carriers to the Transpennine Route Upgrade

    2023-01-24T10:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has announced the appointment of Neil Holm as Managing Director of the Transpennine Route Upgrade programme. He has been Programme Director for the project since January 2021. Before that was with BAE Systems as Programme Director for aircraft carrier ...

  • Mike Bagshaw has been appointed as the next Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth Line.
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    MTR Elizabeth Line appoints Managing Director

    2023-01-18T15:43:00Z

    UK: Mike Bagshaw has been appointed as the next Managing Director of MTR Elizabeth Line. Current Managing Director Nigel Holness is to step down in early February, remaining with MTR and focusing on developing future business opportunities. Holness said he had achieved the ‘extraordinary career highlight’ ...

  • Lumo 803001 at Kings Cross 211021 TM06
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    Lumo appoints Service Delivery Director

    2023-01-16T09:32:00Z

    UK: Jen Clare has been appointed as Service Delivery Director at FirstGroup’s London to Edinburgh open access operator Lumo. Clare has almost 20 years of railway operations experience, having started her career as a signalling apprentice. Before joining Lumo, she was Head ...

  • Chris Gibb NR
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    Gibb to leave Scottish Rail Holdings citing political interference

    2023-01-03T09:47:00Z

    UK: Transport Scotland has confirmed that the current CEO of Scottish Rail Holdings, Chris Gibb, will leave his post when his fixed term contract comes to an end on March 31.

  • Senior executives across the UK rail sector have paid tribute to long-time industry leader Adrian Shooter CBE
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    Tributes paid to former Chiltern Railways CEO Adrian Shooter

    2022-12-14T13:43:00Z

    UK: Senior executives across the UK rail sector have paid tribute to long-time industry leader Adrian Shooter CBE, who died on December 13 at the age of 74. He had been increasingly affected by motor neurone disease in recent years. Shooter joined British Rail in 1970 ...

  • Iain Stewart
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    Iain Stewart elected Transport Committee Chair

    2022-11-17T14:15:00Z

    UK: Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South Iain Stewart has been elected Chair of the House of Commons Transport Committee. The post became vacant following the appointment of Huw Merriman as Minister of State at the Department for Transport. ‘I have a real passion for, and ...

  • Chris Swan
    Rail Business UK

    Perfect time to promote the sector, says new Rail Freight Group board

    2022-11-16T13:12:00Z

    UK: The Rail Freight Group board has elected Chris Swan, Head of Rail at Tarmac, as Chair for a one-year term starting this month. PD Ports Chief Commercial Officer Geoff Lippitt has been appointed as Vice-Chair. Three new members have also been elected to the RFG ...

  • Huw Merriman MP (CC BY 3.0)
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    Merriman named rail and HS2 minister

    2022-11-07T05:46:00Z

    UK: Huw Merriman MP has been appointed as a minister of state at the Department for Transport responsible for the rail and High Speed 2 briefs.

  • Mark Harper MP official portrait
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    Mark Harper appointed Secretary of State for Transport

    2022-10-26T13:54:00Z

    UK: New Prime Minister Rishi Sunak named Mark Harper as Secretary of State for Transport on October 25, succeeding Anne-Marie Trevelyan. Commenting on his appointment, Harper said ‘transport affects us all, and I can’t wait to tackle the challenges we face so we can deliver for ...

  • TfL Image - Battersea Power Station - train at platform
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    Transport for London leadership appointments

    2022-10-18T04:00:00Z

    UK: Transport for London has announced senior leadership appointments with effect from this month. On Commissioner Andy Byford’s departure, Andy Lord will become Commissioner on an interim basis from October 25, with TfL’s current Director of Network Management & Resilience Glynn Barton becoming interim Chief Operating ...

  • Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Photo: UK Parliament/CC BY 3.0)
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    Anne-Marie Trevelyan appointed as Secretary of State for Transport

    2022-09-07T12:03:00Z

    UK: Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed as Secretary of State for Transport in incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss’s cabinet on September 6. Trevelyan commented ‘transport is crucial to our lives — bringing people together, creating jobs and connecting the UK with the world. Looking forward to getting ...

  • Avanti West Coast Pride Pendolino (Photo Tony Miles)
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    Avanti West Coast Managing Director to leave

    2022-09-02T16:01:00Z

    UK: Phil Whittingham is to step down as Managing Director of Avanti West Coast with effect from September 15 ‘in order to pursue other executive leadership opportunities’, the West Coast Main Line inter-city passenger operator’s parent company First Trenitalia announced on September 2. Whittingham joined Virgin ...

  • A statue of Adrian Shooter was unveiled at London’s Marylebone station to mark his contribution to the railway business over more than half a century (Photo: Tony Miles)
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    Marylebone statue and train naming commemorate Adrian Shooter’s rail career

    2022-08-30T14:50:00Z

    UK: A statue of Adrian Shooter was unveiled at London’s Marylebone station on August 30 to mark his contribution to the railway business over a period of more than half a century. Shooter was Managing Director of Chiltern Railways from 1994 until ...

  • Martijn Gilbert
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    Managing Director of both Lumo and Hull Trains appointed

    2022-06-07T16:12:00Z

    UK: FirstGroup has announced the appointment of Martijn Gilbert to the new role of Managing Director of its two open access operators Lumo and Hull Trains.

  • Artists impression of a HS2 train
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    Managing Director of West Coast Partnership Development appointed

    2022-05-25T13:56:00Z

    UK: Shamit Gaiger has been appointed Managing Director of FirstGroup/Trenitalia’s High Speed 2 shadow operator West Coast Partnership Development, and is to join the business on July 25. Gaiger led AECOM’s Advisory Europe team, and has held roles at RSSB. She was Director of Strategy at ...

  • Urmston passengers
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    Next Chair of Transport Focus appointed

    2022-05-16T13:03:00Z

    UK: Nigel Stevens has been appointed as Chair of Transport Focus, the arm’s length body of the Department for Transport which acts as the independent statutory consumer watchdog for rail passengers in Great Britain; bus, coach and tram passengers in England outside London; and all users ...

  • Graham Sutherland
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    FirstGroup CEO appointed

    2022-04-21T13:40:00Z

    UK: Graham Sutherland has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of FirstGroup with effect from May 16. He succeeds Matthew Gregory, who stepped down last year following pressure from FirstGroup’s largest shareholder, New York-based hedge fund Coast Capital. Interim Executive Chairman David Martin will resume the ...

  • Angie Doll SNGX
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    Angie Doll becomes permanent Chief Operating Officer at Govia Thameslink Railway

    2022-04-20T14:09:00Z

    UK: Managing Director of Southern & Gatwick Express Angie Doll has been appointed as Govia Thameslink Railway’s Chief Operating Officer with effect from April 20, having been Interim COO for the past six months. She started her railway career in 1999 as Station Manager at Brighton. ...

  • Will Godfrey
    Rail Business UK

    ORR appoints Director of Economics, Finance & Markets

    2022-04-20T11:17:00Z

    UK: Will Godfrey has been appointed as the Office of Rail & Road’s Director of Economics, Finance & Markets with effect from early June. He returns to ORR 17 years after leaving as Head of Competition Economics. Godfrey is currently a Director on the Price Review ...

  • Beth West
    News

    East West Railway Co CEO named

    2022-03-30T10:11:00Z

    UK: Beth West has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Oxford – Cambridge railway corridor project promoter East West Railway Co with effect from April 1, succeeding Simon Blanchflower who is retiring. West joins after a period of consulting, having previously been Regional South Managing ...