Speeches, addresses and presentations by our executive

Insight and commentary on timely issues around the railway delivered by our executive. Full transcripts and presentations available for download.

2020

Golden Whistles Awards and Conference – January 2020
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Chief Executive Andrew Haines spoke at the Golden Whistles Awards event, updating on progress of the 21st century operations programme and the significant challenges that remain.

2019

Chief Executive Letter to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State – Response to Vegetation Management Review
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Recommendation Action Summary – Response to Vegetation Management Review
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In November 2018, John Varley published a review of Network Rail’s vegetation management. As part of this review, he set out six recommendations for how vegetation management on the railway could be improved.
The future of Network Rail – Working with the Supply Chain – June 2019
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Andrew Haines delivered a speech at Rail Live 2019, outlining his vision for the future of the industry and how Network Rail can work better with suppliers to deliver a better service for passengers.
Starting as you mean to go on – March 2019
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Andrew Haines opened Accelerate Rail 2019 by talking about his vision for Network Rail and the mindset change needed across the industry to put passengers first.
The central importance of the operating function – January 2019
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Chief Executive Andrew Haines speaks at the Golden Whistles Awards about how to deliver a better service for passengers and freight by improving the everyday running of the railway.

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