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Mark McCole

North Star are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark McCole as Director of Rail. With a career spanning 24 years, Mark has successfully delivered projects and managed railway operations in both the UK and abroad.

 Mark brings with him extensive operational expertise and a proven track record for outstanding delivery within challenging environments. He began his career on major rail lines in the UK such as Manchester Metrolink and Croydon Tramlink and took on the role of Operations Director for the Dubai Metro; one of the highest performing metros in the world.

 

Leading passenger transport and operations consultancy North Star, has released its sixth annual Global Air-Rail Market Share Report. The report evaluates a sample of worldwide Market Share trends of rail connections to airports.

North Star assessed a combined 50 million air-rail passenger journeys, which occurred during 2017, from a sample of air-rail operators in Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, China, the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Russia and other locations. 

North Star continues to share its experience at the forefront of global industry events and activities.
North Star is often asked to present its expertise to global transport leaders at conferences and we have been the proud sponsor of the ‘Best Customer Service Initiative’ award of the London Light Rail Awards since 2014.

Previous and upcoming activities for Q3-4 2017 include:

North Star has released its 5th Annual Global Air-Rail Market Intelligence Report.

North Star’s Managing Director, Richard Brown explains that the report analyses global trends in air-rail services, and is based on a study of nine leading air-rail operators across Europe, Australia, Asia and South Africa. “The findings again clearly indicate that air-rail services continued to be a vital component of global aviation”, says Brown. “In fact, across our sample of nine operators, more than 44 million train passenger movements were experienced during 2016”.

However, the report concludes that the combined market share index for the nine operators show a slight decrease in people choosing rail when travelling to and from airports around the world.

Market Share 2017 Index

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