London Underground capital programmes director David Waboso is to leave the organisation to head up Network Rail’s digital railway directorate.
Waboso has decades of experience in leading major infrastructure projects both in the UK and abroad and at the Tube operator leads the £1.5bn annual upgrade programme.
Network Rail’s Digital Railway directorate aims to boost rail network capacity using digital signalling and train control technologies. As managing director, and a member of its executive committee, Waboso will report to chief executive Mark Carne. He replaces Jerry England, who retires later this year.
“Attracting someone of David’s talent highlights the progress we have made and our determination to use technology to unlock capacity on Britain’s congested network,” said Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne.
Prior to joining London Underground in 2005, Waboso was executive director at the Strategic Rail Authority. He has also worked for Bechtel and Nichols and has been involved in key upgrades including the Thameslink Programme, Jubilee Line extension and Docklands Light Railway.
The rail operator and owner expects Waboso to start in June.
Read New Civil Enginner’s interview with Waboso last week here.