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London Overground operator appoints engineering director

Arriva Rail London has appointed Kate Marjoribanks as its engineering director, a brand new role at the company.

Kate has nearly 25 years’ experience in the rail industry and was previously the engineering director at Chiltern Railways as well as Abellio Greater Anglia.

Prior to joining Arriva Rail London – the train company responsible for running the London Overground under a concession agreement with Transport for London – she was the head of engineering at South Western Railway. 

Arriva Rail London managing director Will Rogers said that Kate’s industry experience will help the firm to drive forward improvements to the existing London Overground fleet.

Kate will lead a team of engineers, oversee the train care team and work with maintenance partners at Bombardier and Greater Anglia. She will also support Arriva Rail London with the introduction of London Overground’s new fleet of Class 710 trains.

Although Kate has carved out a successful career working on rail projects in the UK and Australia, she began her career as a trainee at shipbuilding firm Yarrow.

After graduating from Edinburgh University with a degree in mechanical engineering she made the switch and joined British Rail.


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