Eurostar man moves to take up key metro and light rail role at Amey

Amey has bolstered its rail team with the appointment of ex-Eurostar director Andy Slater as business director for the firm’s metro and light rail division.

Formerly the director of international rolling stock for Eurostar, Slater’s appointment is seen as helping Amey position itself as a market leader in metro and light rail, through both its standalone work with London Underground and the firm’s continuing partnership with Keolis in the management of the Docklands Light Railway, as well as future metro interests.

Nicola Hindle, managing director of Amey’s consulting and rail business, said: “We are delighted to have Andy on board to drive our growth in what is a significant area of opportunity for Amey. His understanding of rolling stock operation and performance both here and overseas will be an invaluable addition in helping our customers make smart asset management decisions.”

Commenting on his new role, Slater said: “Light rail and metro is new ground for me, and that brings challenge, opportunity and excitement to be involved in different operations and pursue the possibilities and options for demonstrating what Amey can do in these markets, both in the UK and overseas.

“We need more collaborative multi-modal transport systems, that enables people to remove stress points in their journeys and rail - including light rail and metro - has a core part to play in that strategy.”

Previously, Slater was operations director for railcare and head of engineering for Alstom and has also helped introduce and transform fleet across commuter rail services for London Midland and Southeastern, mainline operations for Virgin West Coast Pendelino fleet and Eurostar’s high-speed service.

 While at Eurostar, Slater oversaw year on year performance improvements across key areas such as safety, reliability and financial performance as well as employee engagement.

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