David is a timetable strategy consultant with over 40 years’ experience in railway operations and planning activities in the UK. Between 2003 and 2017, he fulfilled a dual role for FirstGroup, principally planning the long-term timetable for a train operating company (TOC) along with leading the timetable workstream for several franchise bids and writing sections of bid documents. David combines his knowledge of on-the-ground railway operating realities with train planning expertise to craft and achieve successful planning and implementation of major timetable rewrites. His contribution to franchise bids demonstrates his creative approach to timetabling strategies.
- Developing timetable options and opportunities and a Route Diversionary Implementation Plan for High Speed 2 Phase 2A and the West Coast Main Line on behalf of a UK TOC
- Producing a fully-timed, all-day timetable and a detailed report on behalf of a rail operator in Scotland
- Leading timetable strategy for a number of FirstGroup franchise bids for UK TOCs
- Acting as Train Service Planning Manager for North West Trains/First North Western.