With the summer timetable iasco receding into the past, GTR’s new COO STEVE WHITE chats with Editor JAMES ABBOTT on the challenges ahead

Out of the frying pan, into the ire. That is how we captioned Steve White’s move from Director at London Underground, where he was dealing with the challenging 4LM project (p56), to COO at Govia Thameslink Railway (p90, October issue). ‘The opportunity to join a big train operating company (TOC) with big plans was irresistible’ he says of the move, adding that he is familiar with the railway as he lives on the patch and is also conversant with the trains, having spent 10 years with manufacturer Siemens.

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