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NR launches regional structure

Photo: New at Network Rail: Tim Shoveller has joined to head up the North West and Central region.

 

Network Rail launched its revised structure on 24 June, aimed at accelerating devolution and shifting decision-making power to smaller, regional organisations.

The five regions are Scotland (led by Alex Hynes); Southern (led by John Halsall); Wales and Western (led by Mark Langman); Eastern (led by Rob McIntosh); and North West and Central (led by Tim Shoveller). Below the five regions will sit 14 routes, an increase on the previous eight. When NR first announced the restructuring plans it said there would be 13 routes, but has since added a fourteenth, the West Coast Mainline South route, covering the WCML from Crewe to London Euston, which it says has been created following further feedback and consultation with customers.

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