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New lead for Network Rail Centre of Excellence

Network Rail has Stuart Calvert as the new lead of the Capital Delivery Centre of Excellence as the organisation continues to improve the delivery of major projects and investment on the railway.

Stuart will take up the role in addition to his current position as capital delivery director for the Wales and Western region.

The Centre of Excellence was established as part of the Putting Passengers First (PPF) programme and focuses on the planning and delivery of projects, providing confidence that benefits will be delivered for passengers and freight users.

Stuart Calvert, who will build on his experience with Bombardier and Jacobs as well as Network Rail, said: “I am really looking forward to the challenge of leading on the Delivery Centre of Excellence as we continue to try and improve the way we work for passengers.”

Mark Langman, Network Rail’s regional managing director for Wales and Western, added: “I am delighted for Stuart and It’s great news for us that he has been asked to lead this team and help shape it so that it delivers the right things to support our investment programme.”

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://therailengineer.com

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Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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