Hull Trains announce new Head of Safety and Environment

Mark Shepherd
Credit: Hull Trains

Hull Trains has announced that they have appointed Mark Shepherd as their new Head of Safety and Environment.

Mark brings more than 25 years’ of experience in the industry to his new role, after replacing Phil Green.

The role will focus on all elements of health, safety and environment for Hull Trains. Mark starts his role during one of the busiest years for the company and will be working with all teams on the current fleet of trains, addressing abuse of staff and the introduction of new Class 802s this year.

Mark started in the rail industry in 1991 as a conductor and has worked his way up the ranks at Northern and other rail companies.

He has overseen the introduction of new stations, accessibility improvements at existing ones, level crossing safety improvements, new depots and trains.

What did the officials say?

Mark said:

“Safety is a crucial component of making sure our services run as they should, and I’m delighted to have been appointed.

“I have always considered my role as being more than the traditional health and safety element – it is about caring for our customers and staff, getting them home in the same or better condition every single day, improving their environment and how we as a business impact on it whilst improving the customer experience overall. I believe that effective communication, building good relationships and correct implementation is key and the team here are vital to the success of that.

“We have a great team at Hull Trains – we are working hard during what is going to be a very exciting year for the company.”

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