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A Joined up Railway: Procuring An Integrated Rail System in Scotland

22 February 2010

The purpose of the Scottish Government is promoting sustainable economic growth. Transport Scotland is responsible for the highly successful ScotRail franchise; the Scottish High Level Output Specification; and an impressive portfolio of railway investments all of which contribute to this purpose. The presentation will explain how the consideration of train service, rolling stock and infrastructure specifications as a complete system is necessary in order to best value for money in pursuit of promoting sustainable economic growth. The link from purpose, through an integrated system specification to engineering decisions will be illustrated with Scottish examples.



Bill Reeve



Bill Reeve is Director of Rail Delivery at Transport Scotland, with responsibility for the ScotRail Franchise, the funding of Network Rail’s current operations and the portfolio of Scottish rail infrastructure and rolling stock investment projects.


A professional engineer with more than twenty-five years experience in both British Rail and the privatised rail industry, Bill’s roles have included production management of vehicle maintenance, rail freight business development, policy and strategy formulation and major project sponsorship and delivery.


Bill was Director of Project Sponsorship at the Strategic Rail Authority prior to joining Transport Scotland and the Scottish Civil Service.

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A Joined Up Railway: Procuring an Intergrated Rail System in Scotland

: Bill Reeve

Bill Reeve is Director of Rail Delivery at Transport Scotland, with responsibility for the ScotRail Franchise, the funding of Network Rail’s current operations and the portfolio of Scottish rail infrastructure and rolling stock investment projects.

A professional engineer with more than twenty-five years experience in both British Rail and the privatised rail industry, Bill’s roles have included production management of vehicle maintenance, rail freight business development, policy and strategy formulation and major project sponsorship and delivery.

Bill was Director of Project Sponsorship at the Strategic Rail Authority prior to joining Transport Scotland and the Scottish Civil Service.

Duration: 75 minutes