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05.05.15

Linbrooke appoints its first rail business MD

Network Rail’s head of engineering for signalling, Mark James, is to join Linbrooke Services as its first managing director for its rail business. 

James, who joined British Rail at the age of 16 as an apprentice, will take up his position on 26 May. 

During his lengthy rail career, James has delivered a number of award-winning works. 

His first major experience was gained working in the South Manchester Alliance for Atkins, in partnership with Bechtel, Carillion and Railtrack Major Projects, as part of the West Coast Main Line Modernisation programme. He was also involved with the award-winning Rugby Nuneaton project that in part secured Virgin’s high-frequency timetable, introduced for December 2008. 

This led to further award-winning delivery for Atkins, Network Rail and Transport for London on the signalling elements of the 2012 delivery programme on the North London Line.

After moving from Atkins to Network Rail in March 2012, James successfully completed a number of engineering organisation development projects – including the restructuring of the leadership and delivery planning of the internal Network Rail Signalling Design Group. 

Commenting on his new role at Linbrooke Services, James said: “I believe that the railway industry continues to be an amazing enterprise, populated extensively by trustworthy people who set out every day to give of their best and I am as proud today to work as a part of it as I was starting out in 1978.” 

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