New Route Manager for Network Rail Scotland

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Network Rail has appointed a new route managing director for Scotland. David Dickson has 12 years experience when it comes to working for Network rail and has spent these years in the position of area director for the west of Scotland.

David has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Glasgow and has also spent 14 years working with the Weir Group before joining the rail industry.

Now that David has been appointed his new position he will have the new responsibility of the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the railway as well as coming up with new and ambitious plans for Network Rail’s future.

Future Plans for Network Rail Scotland

When David was asked about his new position he said: “Im exceptionally proud to have the opportunity to take on the role of route managing director as we enter what will be a unique and exciting time for Scotlands railway.

Over the past five years, we have significantly improved the capacity and reliability of our railway, bringing real benefits to communities and businesses across Scotland.

We now have an opportunity to build on those achievements as we work with train operators and the government to continue to drive up punctuality and deliver major enhancements to the network, such as the new Borders Railway and the electrification of the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line.”

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