Stagecoach names new head of UK rail division

Tim Shoveller joined Perth-based Stagecoach in 2007

Tim Shoveller joined Perth-based Stagecoach in 2007

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Transport operator Stagecoach has appointed Tim Shoveller as managing director of its UK rail arm.

The operation includes South West Trains, East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and the Supertram light rail network in Sheffield.

Shoveller, who has nearly 25 years’ experience in the UK rail industry and joined Perth-based Stagecoach in 2007, has been head of South West Trains for the past four years. He will report directly to Stagecoach chief executive Martin Griffiths.

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Christian Roth, fleet director at South West Trains, will succeed Shoveller as managing director of the franchise. Both appointments are effective from the start of next month.

Griffiths said: “Tim has made a significant impact at South West Trains over the past four years, including leading our ground-breaking alliancing with Network Rail.”

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