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Waboso to leave Network Rail

David Waboso, the managing director of Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (DR), is to retire in March.

In an internal memo, chief executive Andrew Haines said David leaves DR with a “fantastic legacy” and “clear direction for delivery through CP6 and beyond”.

A further announcement on the transitional arrangements and his replacement will be made in due course.

Before joining Network Rail in 2016, David was the engineering director for London Underground. During his time in the role he received a CBE for his services to transport in the capital – particularly for his central role in leading the Underground’s largest-ever upgrade.

The one-time maths teacher originally obtained degrees in civil engineering from Coventry University and Imperial College London. After a spell of teaching in east London, he worked on water supply and transportation projects in Nigeria.

After joining the Nicholas Group, the-now internationally renowned engineer project managed the Docklands Light Railway block resignalling upgrade. David was also instrumental in the integration and commissioning of the Jubilee line extension for its millennium opening.

Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail, once described David as “one of the most talented project engineers in the world” and “a giant in his profession”.


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