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Senior management changes: Phil Verster-7

Senior management changes

Friday 20 Jan 2017

Network Rail and Abellio have today announced that Phil Verster will be moving to become managing director of the East West rail project that was announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling last month.

Birmingham on board with record breaking Christmas station sales: Birmingham New Street and Grand Central - roof, inside aerial shot

Birmingham on board with record breaking Christmas station sales

Friday 20 Jan 2017
  • Birmingham New Street station was the best performing station in England, recording a 26% growth in sales on last Christmas
  • Network Rail reports 9.5% sales growth across its managed stations over the festive period
  • 32% of total station users – almost 34 million people across Britain - visited a station retailer between 19 November and 24 December
Edinburgh Waverley station records 41% Christmas sales growth: Edinburgh - The Booking Office

Edinburgh Waverley station records 41% Christmas sales growth

Thursday 19 Jan 2017
  • Edinburgh station sales up 41% on last Christmas
  • Network Rail reports 9.5% sales growth across its managed stations over the festive period
  • 32% of total station users – almost 34 million people across Britain - visited a station retailer between 19 November and 24 December
Christmas shoppers keep station retailers on track: Birmingham New Street and Grand Central - roof, inside aerial shot

Christmas shoppers keep station retailers on track

Thursday 19 Jan 2017
  • Network Rail reports 9.5% sales growth across its managed stations over the festive period
  • Edinburgh Waverley, Birmingham New Street and Leeds stations performed particularly well, with 10 stations recording double-digit sales growth
  • 32% of total station users – almost 34 million people across Britain - visited a station retailer between 19 November and 24 December

 

Network Rail and Chiltern Railways open ground-breaking new rail line connecting Oxford city centre and London: Launched: Chiltern’s Oxford to Marylebone service – December 2016

Network Rail and Chiltern Railways open ground-breaking new rail line connecting Oxford city centre and London

Monday 12 Dec 2016

• Completion of the central Oxford-Marylebone route is the first new rail link between a major British city and London in more than 100 years
• Service expected to see over 850,000 journeys per year to/from Oxford station.
• Latest segment of Britain’s Railway Upgrade Plan - delivered on time and on budget
• Scheme conceived by Chiltern Railway to provide flexibility and choice for customers - then delivered by its partner Network Rail