Keeping the Premier line up to scratch

West Coast South Route Director JAMES DEAN explains to JAMES ABBOTT how he envisages the landscape unfolding after Covid

‘Devolution has to go much deeper, to enable us to get much closer to our partners and customers’ said Network Rail’s Chief Executive Andrew Haines three years ago when he unveiled an operating model based on five Regions and 13 Routes. Some experienced railway top brass was brought in to head up the new divisions, with one newcomer being former Stagecoach Rail managing director Tim Shoveller, as MD of the sprawling North West and Central Region.

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