National Express train operator c2c has appointed Andrew Williams as the company’s new Olympics Project Manager.
Andrew is the central contact point for all Olympic-related issues involving the company, including liaison with the key stakeholders – Network Rail, Transport for London, ODA, LOCOG and the British Transport Police among others.
His role also includes responsibility for project managing the important Olympic work streams within c2c, such as station operating plans during the Games and the delivery of the train plan.
c2c serves West Ham station, which is one of the official gateways to the Olympic Park and Excel venues for the Games and the operator’s Leigh-on-Sea station is the official station for those arriving by rail for the BMX events at Hadleigh.
The appointment as Olympic Project Manager for c2c marks a return to return to National Express for Andrew who began his rail industry career in 2008 as a member of the National Express General Management Graduate Training Scheme.
During this time he worked in a number of roles for National Express East Anglia (NXEA) and c2c with 8 months spent in the role of Assistant Group Station Manager for c2c.
At the conclusion of the scheme he took up a permanent position as Duty Station Manager for NXEA at Stratford, before moving to Chiltern Railways as Performance Planning & Project Manager.
Julian Drury, c2c’s Managing Director said:
“I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Andy Williams as our Olympics Project Manager.
“The London Games are extremely important for c2c and our customers and Andy will be working in partnership with the c2c team and our stakeholders to ensure that everyone travelling by train on our network during Games time has an enjoyable experience.”