Network Rail appoints new capital delivery director for Wales and Western region: Tim Walden

Thursday 11 Apr 2024

Network Rail appoints new capital delivery director for Wales and Western region

Region & Route:
Wales & Western
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western

Network Rail’s Wales and Western region today announced Tim Walden as its new capital delivery director.

Tim joins from the company’s Southern region, where he has held the role of capital delivery director since June 2022.

A driving force behind the completion of CP6 (the five-year railway funding period from 2019-2024), Tim has supported the creation of the Southern Renewals Enterprise, taking the region into CP7.

His leadership saw the successful delivery of major resignalling schemes at Victoria and Feltham and completion of the impressive Gatwick Airport Station works. In addition, he led the delivery of the Access for All portfolio which was the biggest of any region in CP6.

He replaces Stuart Calvert, who has moved to the role of capital delivery director for Network Rail’s Eastern region. Kayleigh Spires is currently interim capital delivery director for Wales and Western.

Regional managing director Rob Cairns said: “I’m delighted to welcome Tim to Wales and Western. There’s no doubt he’ll be an incredible addition to the leadership team and will help us to achieve our goals and ambitions for CP7.

“I’d also like to offer my sincere thanks to Kayleigh Spires, who is currently covering the capital delivery director role since Stuart’s departure and has been doing an absolutely fantastic job holding the fort.”

Notes to Editors

Network Rail is funded in five-year chunks, called control periods, with the current one, CP7 running from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2029. 

The Wales and Western region includes more than 2,700 miles of railway with a 5,500-strong workforce, serving Wales and Borders, the Thames Valley, West of England and the South West peninsula.

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