New Managing Director appointed for Lumo & Hull Trains

Martijn Gilbert has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Lumo & Hull Trains, a new role in which he will lead both of FirstGroup’s open access businesses. Martijn will join First Rail on 12 September 2022.

Martijn has extensive experience in the transport sector with previous roles at Arriva in both their bus and rail divisions, and as CEO of Reading Buses. Martijn, who is a Board member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), is currently the Managing Director of Go North East.

David Gibson, Managing Director of Hull Trains will leave the business in September when he will move to a senior leadership role outside of the rail industry.

Phil Cameron will continue in his interim position as Managing Director, Lumo through a handover period with Martijn before returning to his role in First Rail.

Commenting, Andy Mellors, First Rail Managing Director Non-Franchised Businesses, said: “I am delighted to announce that Martijn Gilbert has been appointed as the new Managing Director for Lumo & Hull Trains. Martijn is passionate about delivering excellent customer experience in the transport sector and his expertise will be vital, as we continue to grow our businesses. We are all looking forward to having him on the team. I would like to thank David for his leadership as we re-establish Hull Trains following the pandemic period, and also thank Phil for his continued dedication and support during the successful expansion of Lumo services.”

Commenting, Martijn Gilbert, said: “I am very excited to be joining the Lumo and Hull Trains team. It’s an honour and a privilege to be asked to lead both the established and well respected Hull Trains and the innovative new Lumo operation. I am confident that, working closely with our partners, we can realise the ambitious plans for the future and deliver great service for our customers.”

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