In The Dangerous Sound of Silence we looked at the reasons why Crossrail’s delay was not spotted earlier. Possibly more importantly, we looked at why that delay was not fully communicated to those who needed to know about it once it became probable that the project would be significantly late and over-budget. What really matters now is to get Crossrail safely up and running as soon as realistically possible. Enter Mark Wild To that end, in November 2018, Mark Wild was appointed CEO of ...
The return of high-speed logistics for the UK railway forms a key part of Rail Operations (UK) Limited’s ambitions. Speaking exclusively to RAIL, Chief Executive Officer Karl Watts said that a new company, Orion, had been formed under the ROL umbrella. “It’s about modal shift from road to rail. We looked at this a few months ago. We recognised that actually this never worked in the past as the timings never worked.” He said the number of commercial vehicles on roads had “gone through ...
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