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23.01.13

LOROL appoints Peter Austin as MD

Peter Austin has been appointed managing director of London Overground Rail Operations Limited (LOROL), its joint shareholders Arriva and MTR have announced.

Austin is currently finance director and begins his new role with immediate effect. He has worked for LOROL for over six years and was part of the bid team that won the contract to operate London Overground rail services under contract to TfL.

He said: “I look forward to leading the team at LOROL. By working in close partnership with TfL, and with the continued commitment of our employees, we will focus on delivering more improvements for our customers.”

Steve Murphy, the former MD who has been made chief operating officer of Arriva UK Trains, said: “Peter has demonstrated strong financial stewardship and leadership across all areas of the business, and has made an outstanding contribution to the success of LOROL. He has a wealth of experience and the skills needed to develop the business and to ensure that we continue to deliver quality rail services for our customers.”

Jeremy Long of MTR said: “The LOROL team has already demonstrated unprecedented achievements in train performance and customer service whilst transforming employee satisfaction. As MD, Peter and the LOROL Executive will provide the continuity of leadership for a strong and stable base for further growth and success.”

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