Network Rail announced the appointment of Tim Robinson to a new role as director of freight. Mr Robinson is currently managing director of infrastructure investor, GIS and interim commercial director at GB Railfreight.
Reporting to Network Rail’s managing director, network operations, Robin Gisby; Mr Robinson will be responsible for developing the network for freight and managing key customer relationships with freight operators. He will also work with Network Rail’s strategy team on strategy and development of the network.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr Gisby said: “As Network Rail devolves decision making to its routes, it is crucial that the national freight industry receives strong management focus at the centre. That is why we have created this role and why we have appointed someone with Tim’s skills and experience.
“Britain relies on rail freight and volumes are predicted to grow by as much as 140% in the next 20 years. It boosts Britain’s economy, is more carbon-friendly than lorries and can limit road congestion. Today’s appointment underlines Network Rail’s commitment to this vital sector.“
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