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New Crossrail programme director appointed

Network Rail’s Simon Wright has been appointed by Crossrail as the project’s new programme director.

Simon, who was previously director of infrastructure and utilities with the Olympic Delivery Authority, will join the Crossrail team in the summer.

Andrew Wolstenholme, Crossrail chief executive said: “Simon Wright is an outstanding candidate who successfully led the delivery and commissioning of the infrastructure for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games; Crossrail will benefit enormously from his knowledge and expertise.

“The Crossrail programme is now over halfway to completion with the end of major civils in sight and a team fully engaged on delivering stations fit-out and the transition to an operational railway.

“Simon will lead the delivery team during this important second half as we move closer to realising this critically important project for London and the UK.”

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