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Thameslink boss quits project for Crossrail

Network Rail’s Thameslink project director Andrew Mitchell this week moved to Crossrail to take up the post of project director.

Mitchell will be directly responsible for managing programme partner Transcend and delivery partner Bechtel.

He will be Crossrail chief executive Rob Holden’s deputy and will sit on Crossrail’s board.

“Andrew Mitchell’s appointment is a further significant step forward for Crossrail.”

Rob Holden, Crossrail chief executive

Holden said: “[Crossrail is] building momentum and Andrew Mitchell’s appointment is a further significant step forward for Crossrail following the start of construction at Canary Wharf last week.” (See special report ‘Piling forward’).

Mitchell will replace interim project director Graham Plant, and will start work as soon as Thameslink can find a replacement.

“Crossrail is a huge undertaking which will bring enormous benefits for London, the south east and the whole of the UK,” said Mitchell.

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