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Ruth has over 20 years industry experience gained working on both the delivery and commercial sides of engineering projects. Over the past 10 years she has led the delivery of a variety of rail construction projects across the heavy and light rail sectors. She has been involved in a broad spectrum of multi-disciplinary projects, from early design stages through to construction, commissioning and handback, into operation and maintenance.
In her new role Ruth will work in close collaboration with a range of stakeholders, from suppliers and contractors through to local councils and community groups, to deliver both depots within tight timescales and aligned to budgetary requirements. She will also work closely with recently-appointed Thameslink Rolling Stock Project Programme Director David Miller.
Ruth said "These two depots are critical to the success of the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project and I am pleased to be joining Siemens at such a pivotal time in the project delivery.
“Siemens already has extensive depot project management and build skills and I am looking forward to working closely with my new colleagues across the business to capitalise on these skills for project success.”
Steve Scrimshaw, Managing Director for Siemens Rail Systems in the UK said: “I’m delighted to be able to welcome Ruth to Siemens.
“Her extensive expertise in delivering complex, high-value rail construction projects, will be invaluable as we forge ahead with this important project.”
The Thameslink Programme is a key element of the Department of Transport’s strategy for rail and is a major initiative to provide additional capacity and remove passenger bottlenecks on the London commuter network. The programme will allow the operation of longer trains on the Thameslink network at higher frequencies (up to 24 trains per hour) through central London’s ‘core’ section.
Siemens was announced preferred bidder for the project in June 2011. In addition to the provision and maintenance of new rolling stock for the Thameslink route (the Siemens’ Desiro City evolutionary platform), Siemens will also be responsible for the build of two new depots on existing railway ground at Hornsey and Crawley. This will take the number of depots that Siemens has built in the UK to eight.
Notes to editors:
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 169 years ago and now employs 12,972 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £4.4 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk
* Data includes intercompany revenue. Data may not be comparable with revenue reported in annual or interim reports.
Siemens Rail Systems
As part of the Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, Siemens Rail Systems Division provides expertise and technology in the full range of rail vehicles – from heavy rail to metros to trams and light-rail vehicles. In the UK, the Division employs around 650 people and maintains over 350 Siemens passenger trains for First TransPennine Express, South West Trains, Heathrow Express, National Express East Anglia, Northern Rail, London Midland and ScotRail.
For more information, contact:
Head of Communications – Rail Systems
Tel: +44 (0)7921 242074