Published on : Monday, September 16, 2019
It follows the announcement earlier this year of Network Rail’s plans to put passengers and freight users first, recognising the need to get closer and be more responsive to our customers and local stakeholders.
14 new routes are now live, taking 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, subject to consultation.
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.”
A summary of the route director appointments can be found below.
Eastern region (led by Rob McIntosh, managing director)
Scotland’s Railway (led by Alex Hynes, managing director)
Wales & Western region (led by Mark Langman, managing director)
North West and Central region (led by Tim Shoveller, managing director)
Southern region (led by John Halsall, managing director)
Source:- Network Rail
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