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Jerry England is our new group asset management director

19 June 2012

Formerly our group director of signalling and power asset management, Jerry will be focusing on developing a more customer driven and efficient management of our asset base.


Our asset management team provides services to customers including our devolved routes as well as to operations and infrastructure projects.

An extensive and historic asset base

Jerry said: “I’m looking forward to taking on this challenge and managing one of the most extensive and historic asset bases in the world. We have shown our ability to deliver projects to improve the nation’s rail infrastructure over the past few years and it promises to be even busier in the coming decade.

“By remaining customer focused and efficient in everything we do, we can keep Network Rail at the forefront of Britain’s infrastructure.”

Customer focused service

Jerry will take on the role with immediate effect, reporting to our chief executive David Higgins. One of his first steps will be to build on the post-devolution team to deliver a leadership structure closely aligned with customer focused service.

Fact file

We own:

  • 20,000 miles of track
  • 40,000 bridges and tunnels
  • 1,000 signal boxes
  • 6,500 level crossings
  • 2,500 stations that are leased to train operators
  • 17 large stations that we manage and operate directly
  • 8,200 commercial properties

In the decade since Network Rail was formed, passenger journeys have increased by 40 per cent. Between 2004 and 2009 we delivered efficiency savings of 27 per cent, and are on course to deliver a further 23 per cent such savings by 2014.

Part of those savings has been achieved through creating an internal market, with devolved routes able to demand improvements in customer service from our own in-house teams.