Sunday, 20 February 2011

Network Rail shifts the deckchairs?

Despite Petrol-head planning to restructure the industry with primary legislation Network Rail continues to try and seize the initiative.

The latest exciting development from the infrastructure controller will be unveiled today - devolved business units run by managing directors!

Based on NR's existing nine routes these new business units will see route managing directors, in effect, running their own infrastructure railway business with annual spending power of some £600m+, employing some 3,000 people.

Exciting news indeed and not before time.

Eye understands that NR has set itself a challenging pace to achieve these reforms, with the new MD roles advertised in the press today and two devolved routes (Scotland and Wessex) going live in April!

But is this all too little too late?