PASSENGERS TO BENEFIT
AS SOUTH WEST
TRAINS AND NETWORK RAIL FORM NEW
ALLIANCE · Single senior management team now responsible for trains and track ·
Focus on reduced delays, better customer service, more efficient working ·
“Deep alliance” is first for the UK rail industry
Train company South
West Trains and infrastructure operator Network Rail today (30
April 2012) announced the launch of a new alliance with the aim of
delivering better rail services in the south and south-west of England.
A single senior
joint management team
now has responsibility for both trains
and track on the route operating
out of London Waterloo in a first for the UK rail industry...
The senior management team has more than 200 years’ experience in the UK rail industry covering train service delivery, rail infrastructure management and train fleet manufacturing and includes:
Managing Director – Tim Shoveller
Infrastructure Director – Jim Morgan
Operations Director – Mark Steward
Fleet Director - Christian Roth
Safety & Assurance Director – Brian Cook
Human Resources Director – Kelly Barlow
Commercial Director – Sam McCarthy
Customer Service Director – Jake Kelly
Finance Director – Andy West
A governance board, with equal representation from both organisations, will oversee the operation of the alliance and take major business decisions.
Arrangements are in place to ensure the interests of other passenger rail companies and freight operators are protected. Both companies retain their own identities and staff. There are no changes to terms and conditions of employment or collective bargaining agreements with recognised trade unions
And about time too.
Welcome to a new world for the South Western Railway!