Tom Moran

Ep. 20 Responding to a crisis & bee gardens, Tom Moran

On this week’s episode of RTM’s Track Talk, host Ailsa Cowen is joined by Tom Moran, Managing Director of Thameslink & Great Northern. Tom spoke about living with a Victorian rail network, the importance of a diverse workforce, turning stations into art galleries and how the days of having a timetable booklet are gone.  

Tom explained Thameslink & Great Northern's three main areas of focus for transforming their stations, “how we can make things work better for passengers, making sure the stations look smarter and we’re also working hard to make our stations more sustainable.” 

Accessibility is also discussed with Tom stating, “I believe very firmly that the current situation isn’t good enough, it’s nowhere near good enough.” 

He also speaks highly of their doubling of female train driver applicants in the past 12 months following a dedicated recruitment campaign and Thameslink & Great Northern wish to have a 50/50 gender split on all of their training programmes by the end of next year. 

In reference to Thameslink & Great Northern response to Covid-19, Tom had nothing but praise for his colleagues. “Nine months of completely unprecedented circumstances, but at every single minute of every day, we’ve kept the railway running.”

His hopes for the future focus on, “the more we can make train travel and trains themselves fully sustainable the better.” 

RTM OCT/NOV 22 Edition

RTM OCT/NOV 22

Barmouth viaduct restoration insights from project leaders

Step right up and enjoy the premium content available in the newly released October/November edition of Rail Technology Magazine, packed with key industry insights from project leaders, innovations within the sector and environmental sustainability knowledge. We invite you to indulge in the magazine and hear from the likes of Chris Pearce, Value management Director for Network Rail, Lord Tony Berkeley and Gareth Yates, Project Manager at Network Rail for Capital Delivery. This just a tantalising taste of the great stories that we have to offer, so dig in and enjoy the informative fun. 

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