The Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum (DDRF) represents over 100 rail related businesses in the East Midlands.

Welcoming today’s announcement that Sir David Higgins will be joining HS2 a DDRF spokesmen said:

“David Higgins has achieved great things at Network Rail, he has transformed the organisation into one that listens to its customers and the communities it serves. His experience as CEO of the Olympic Delivery Authority means he also has first-hand experience in delivering complicated, high value and politically sensitive projects both on time and to budget.

“We look forward to David taking the reins at HS2 and are confident that he will create a transparent and engaged organisation that will deliver the new North-South railway that this country so desperately needs.”

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