Arriva has announced the appointment of Alex Hynes as managing director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which will operate the Northern rail franchise.
Alex Hynes, who has been managing director of Northern since August 2013, will take up his role in April when Arriva begins operating the nine-year contract which it was awarded in December.
An experienced transport professional, Alex has held a variety of senior roles within the rail industry. He joined Go-Ahead in 2005 before becoming commercial director at their London Midland franchise and then as Managing Director – Rail Development on Go Ahead’s executive committee. From 1 April he will lead Northern’s 5,500 employees and deliver Arriva’s ambitious plans to transform rail travel for customers across the North of England – with an extensive investment programme promising new and refurbished trains, extra services, increased capacity and a variety of station and ticketing improvements.
Arriva will be making further announcements on the wider Northern leadership team in the coming weeks.