New Managing Director for West Midlands Trains

Julian Edwards has been appointed Managing Director of West Midlands Trains, succeeding Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde who is taking a career break.

The pair will work alongside each other until Easter to enable a smooth transition.

Edwards was previously interim MD at East Midlands Railway until the end of 2019 when Will Rogers joined from London Overground.

Edwards has been a director of WMT since 2017. He said: “The last six months has been very difficult for West Midlands Trains. I would like to thank Jan for addressing many of the issues, including settling the dispute with the RMT, delivering a 3% discount for season ticket holders, introducing more rolling stock in December and the recent timetable changes that are already making a positive impact on train performance.”

  • For the FULL story, read RAIL 897, published January 29, and available digitally on Android, iPad and Kindle from January 25.
  • For the FULL story on Andy Street's calls for DfT to strip Abellio of the West Midlands franchise, read RAIL 896, published on January 22 and available digitally now.

Comment as guest

Login  /  Register


No comments have been made yet.

RAIL is Britain's market leading modern railway magazine.

Download the app

Related content