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Carson to oversee Tyne and Wear Metro

Nexus has appointed Chris Carson as Metro services director to oversee the Tyne and Wear Metro, which transfers from DB Regio to Nexus on 1 April. Carson, 45, has been operations and safety director at DB Regio since February last year, and has 20 years experience in the rail sector. ... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today People

Brereton joins Landor Links

Dion Brereton has joined Landor Links as exhibition and events manager. He was previously an account manager at events company Marcus Evans in Barcelona, and is a former professional musician, having played drums for the Pasadenas.... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today People

Two new Traffic Commissioners named

Two new traffic commissioners have been appointed by transport secretary Chris Grayling. Tim Blackmore OBE will cover the North East of England, succeeding Kevin Rooney who took over the West of England last October. Simon Evans will cover the North West, taking over from Beverley Bell who steps... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today People

Yianni quits Transport Catapult

Steve Yianni has left his post as chief executive of the Transport Systems Catapult after three-and-a-half years. Mark Ruddy has taken over as interim chief executive officer, conducting the duties alongside his role as chief operating officer.... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today People

Vaughan leads Metrolink

Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Danny Vaughan as head of Metrolink, succeeding Peter Cushing who has overseen delivery of the Metrolink expansion programme, which culminated with the opening of the second city crossing last month (LTT 03 Mar). Vaughan has been Cushing’s deputy... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today People

Gilligan is SYPTE’s public transport head

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has appointed Ben Gilligan as its new director of public transport. Gilligan was managing director of First South Yorkshire and First York from 2013 to 2015. Since then he has run his own consultancy and served as business development director at Flash... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today People

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