Currently Chief Operating Officer of London Underground, Howard Collins has been named CEO of Sydney Trains. The new passenger operator is due to take over RailCorp’s City­Rail suburban services from July 1.
Collins was responsible for returning the Underground to full service after the 2005 London bombings, and was awarded an OBE for his work as Lead Director for London Underground and London Rail during last year’s Olympic Games. Announcing the appointment on February 15, NSW Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said ‘this will be a challenging and complex role and I am so pleased to be able to appoint one of the most respected rail operators in the world.’