Making the trains run on time

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Mary Grant is that rarest of creatures — a senior woman in the train game. (Some 16% of railway people are female.)  But like all male gricers she knows her double transverse bogie from her cupola caboose and articulated pantograph. And so she must — she rents out locomotives and carriages for a living. Grant is the chief executive of Porterbrook, one of the three large rolling stock companies or Roscos, as they’re known in railway jargon.

Please click here to read Matthew Gwyther’s recent interview with Mary for the Evening Standard.

Jericho spends a lot of time thinking about infrastructure and transport. Click to read Moving the City for Good – articles and summary programme curated on behalf of Go-Ahead Group. And if you are interested in joining Jericho’s forthcoming programme on Public-Private Partnerships and the state of trust between business and government, get in touch.

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