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10.01.14

Network Rail's Scotland director leaves post

Network Rail’s route managing director for Scotland, David Simpson (pictured left), has left his role with immediate effect.

He had been placed on “extended leave” last month, along with Anne-Marie Harman, Network Rail Scotland’s change programme manager, over alleged irregularities around her promotion.

In 2012 Harman was promoted from Scotland’s route performance manager. But The Scotsman reported that Simpson had failed to follow the proper procedures in making that appointment.

In a statement yesterday, Network Rail said: “David Simpson, route managing director for Scotland, has left Network Rail with immediate effect.

“David Dickson will continue as acting route managing director until a replacement is recruited.”

Simpson has worked on the railways since British Rail and in his role in Scotland since 2005.

Harman will be returning to work, Network Rail confirmed.

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@railtechnologymagazine.com

Library mage shows Simpson (left) signing the agreement with transport minister Keith Brown for Network Rail to begin construction on the Borders Railway.

Comments

Jim Egan   13/01/2014 at 08:41

Fatal mistake taken by Network Rail. Typical error of judgement. I am glad I retired early when I did. This company does not care for their staff. David will utilise his knowledge, skills, and expertise with hopefully another company who will relish appointing him.

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