Network Rail’s has announced that its new regions, which were established in June, have today taken on accountability for the delivery of all projects.
This new accountability includes track and signalling.
This is the second phase of the company’s transformation into a customer and passenger focussed business.
Today’s changes include more teams transferring to the regions, to the newly established Network Services.
Accountability for the delivery of capital delivery projects moves to the regions. There are now five new regional capital delivery directors who report to the regional managing directors:
- Eastern – Rob Cairns
- North West & Central – Eoin O’Neill
- Scotland – Kris Kinnear
- Southern – Tim Coucher (interim)
- Wales & Western – Stuart Calvert
Northern Programmes, a capital projects programme in the North of England, spans Network Rail’s Eastern and North West and Central regions
Phase three is planned for Summer 2020, with more teams set to transfer into the new structure. Putting Passengers First programme changes are expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
What did the officials say?
Andrew Haines, chief executive said:
“Network Rail’s drive to be more customer and passenger focussed continues. Today sees the shifting of more responsibilities and accountabilities to our devolved routes and regions so that they are better able to respond to local needs and demands.”
Mr Haines said at the time:
“We’ve made these changes as a major part of our plan to provide the best possible service for passengers and freight users, to deliver the promises we’ve made for the next five years and to improve the way we work together as an industry.”
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