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New route managing director for Network Rail Scotland

Network Rail, the owner-operator of Scotland’s railway infrastructure, has appointed David Dickson as the new route managing director for Scotland.

David has worked for Network Rail for 12 years, having previously held the post of area director for the west of Scotland.

With a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Glasgow, David also spent 14 years with the Weir Group before entering the rail industry.

As route managing director, David will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the railway as well as delivering ambitious plans to enhance the network.

David Dickson

Commenting on his appointment, David said: “I’m exceptionally proud to have the opportunity to take on the role of route managing director as we enter what will be a unique and exciting time for Scotland’s railway.

“Over the past five years, we have significantly improved the capacity and reliability of our railway, bringing real benefits to communities and businesses across Scotland.

“We now have an opportunity to build on those achievements as we work with train operators and the government to continue to drive up punctuality and deliver major enhancements to the network, such as the new Borders Railway and the electrification of the main Edinburgh-Glasgow line."

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