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Network Rail appoints stations director

Network rail today announced Mike Goggin as director of stations and customer service. This could lead to movement on its £3.25 billion plan to renovate or refurbish a number of its 2,500 stations.

Network rail director of operations, Robin Gisby said: “Last year we announced a £3.25bn, five-year investment programme for stations. With punctuality at record levels passengers now demand better and brighter stations.

“This sustained investment into the shop window of the railway will improve facilities for all who use them and attract more passengers to the network.”

Under the proposed scheme, Network Rail plans to improve more than 2,000 of its stations.

There expected works range from a new shelter costing a few thousand pounds, to a multi million pounds refurbishment and modernisation.

Some of these costing over £100 million include Birmingham New Street, Blackfriars, Edinburgh Waverley, King’s Cross and London Bridge.

Other with a spend estimated at over £20 million include Farringdon, Cannon Street, Glasgow Central and Paddington.

Mike Goggin joins Network Rail from the leading independent transport consultants Steer Davies Gleave.

His 15 years in the transport industry spans commercial, performance and operational management and procurement of bus, rail and light rail modes in the UK and overseas.

In his career he has also worked at British Rail, Network Rail and Merseyrail Electrics Limited.