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Network Rail has announced the creation of the Rail Investment Centre of Excellence team.
Recently Network Rail have looked at how they operate in order to find the best way of improving. The company is aiming to become more:
The main way they aim to achieve this is by forming the Rail Investment Centre of Excellence team. Operating as a hub for the five regional businesses, the new team’s main objectives will be increasing efficiency in delivering major projects and investment.
With these five setup, more attention can be turned to these objectives. Another benefit to the new team is they should make the transition period from the ‘Open for Business’ programme to ‘Business as Usual’ programme easier and smooth.
Credit: Network Rail
From Thursday 1st of April, the Rail Investment Centre of Excellence department will receive accountability for:
Credit: Network Rail
Director of Rail Investment Centre of Excellence Stuart Calvert said: “The Centre of Excellence will provide ongoing support to help our regional businesses deliver projects quicker, more efficiently and at lower cost. Fundamentally, an effective Centre of Excellence is a catalyst, supporting and accelerating continuous improvement of investment management in the regions by looking at new technology, innovation and smarter ways of working.”
The teams and workstreams established for the Open for Business programme – which has helped to establish new cost-saving and customer-focussed systems and processes within Network Rail’s devolved regions – will be subsumed within the business, meaning that the programme leadership team can now be disbanded.
Programme Director for Open for Business David Ollerhead said: “We’ve really moved the dial to help make it easier for other organisations to invest in and build on the railway. By definition, all programmes have a beginning, middle and end – in effect, today’s announcement means, thanks to everything we’ve set-up, we are now ‘open for business as usual’.
“Though we can be proud the programme has delivered so much, there is still work to be done to embed the changes. That is why many of the teams have moved to the Rail Investment Centre of Excellence. We’ve made good progress on our journey to become more efficient and more customer-focussed, and we’ve laid the foundations for our route and regional businesses to continue that success.”
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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