Northern Rail has announced the appointment of a new safety and environment director this week.
Andrea Jacobs will take the lead, implementing the health and safety as well as sustainability strategies for Northern Rail, the UK’s largest rail company.
Alex Hynes, managing director for Northern, said: “Keeping our customers safe is a challenge as they move around a network as busy and varied as ours.
“We’ve also embedded a business wide strategy for energy management which when put into action, allows us to address issues collaboratively with our employees, making sure we are all contributing to our energy savings.
“With far-reaching industry experience leading teams, Andrea is a perfect fit for us, bringing an extensive knowledge base along with practical awareness and we are delighted to have her on board.
Andrea said: “It is an exciting time to join Northern, we face many challenges across the business as we build up to the new franchise.”