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Heathrow Southern Railway appoints CEO

The board of Heathrow Southern Railway Limited (HSRL) has announced the promotion of Graham Cross to CEO.

Graham Cross. Photo: Heathrow Southern Railway.
Graham Cross. Photo: Heathrow Southern Railway.

Graham joined HSRL in 2017 and has worked closely with Steve Costello as a co-executive director.

The HSRL board decided to promote Graham at Steve’s request to recognise the importance of clear leadership at the next critical stages for the project.

HSRL is an independent venture leading a project to build around 13 km of new rail infrastructure along the M25 from the west side of Heathrow’s Terminal 5 station to Chertsey.

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Photo: Heathrow Southern Railway.
Photo: Heathrow Southern Railway.

Creating a new link to the existing Windsor-Staines line will allow direct services to run between Heathrow and London Waterloo via Clapham Junction, Putney, Hounslow, Twickenham, Richmond and Staines.

HSRL chair Baroness Jo Valentine said: “With the UK Department for Transport and other stakeholders now actively engaged in securing a privately-financed railway to Heathrow and resolving this decades-old issue, HSRL is pleased to be able to place its full trust and executive authority with such a seasoned infrastructure development expert as Graham Cross.

“We also look forward to continuing to work with Steve Costello whose drive and vision has brought us to where we are today.  Steve will continue to be heavily involved as an executive director as we go forward.”

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