Network Rail Boss rolls out break-up plan
21 February 2011
Network Rail will undergo a radical break-up to hand power to nine new regional operating units in a bid to force through efficiency savings worth hundreds of millions of pounds says the Construction Enquirer.
Each region will be run by a separate boss responsible for delivering maintenance and infrastructure renewals. This radical change promises to be the biggest in rail infrastructure delivery since British Rail was privatised in 1996.
Former Olympics boss David Higgins, who took over as chief executive just three weeks ago, unveiled the radical changes just weeks before his submission to the official review of rail costs by Sir Roy McNulty, the former chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority.
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