David Powell will be overseeing the procurement of new trains for the Merseyrail network.
Powell, 44, has been appointed Project Director, Rolling Stock. David has been involved with many rail and urban mass transit projects worldwide for more than 20 years, most recently in senior roles within Manchester’s Metrolink expansion programme where he oversaw the introduction of the city’s new fleet of trams.
Previously David worked for five years as a Project Director at Bombardier. Says David, ‘We are building on a lot of success here on Merseyside, with Merseyrail consistently one of the best train operators in the country.
‘This project is a unique opportunity to deliver a world-class fleet of trains which will become the bedrock of the region’s public transportation system for decades to come, and further improve our local train services.’