New appointments to strengthen Crossrail Board

Crossrail Limited today announced two new Non-Executive appointments to the Crossrail Board, strengthening it further to help deliver the major new railway for London and the south east.

Former Hong Kong MTR Managing Director Phil Gaffney and former Managing Director of TfL London Rail Ian Brown CBE will join the Board on 1 April 2011.

Crossrail Chairman Terry Morgan said:

“I’m delighted that Phil Gaffney and Ian Brown will be joining the Crossrail Board. Crossrail continues to make excellent progress and these two new appointments will bring considerable railway operations experience and help inform future decisions about signalling, timetabling and the integration of Crossrail services with the existing National Rail and Tube networks.

“Phil Gaffney has a wealth of experience from overseeing the operation of the Hong Kong MTR, one of the world’s busiest metro systems, and has extensive knowledge of delivering major infrastructure improvements and procuring new rail signalling technology.

“Ian Brown has vast railway experience and has successfully overseen the major upgrade and expansion of the Docklands Light Railway and London Overground including the £1bn transformation of the East London Line. His knowledge of railway operations in London and the south east is unparalleled.”


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