Network Rail creates a number of devolved business units

Network Rail is changing its structure and business by creating a number of devolved business units run by managing directors.

According to the British rail operator, it is devolving accountability to the route level in order to get closer to its customers and be in a better position to deliver improvements to passengers and freight users, while reducing costs.

Under this system, each route managing director will effectively be running their own infrastructure railway business, in a position to benefit from annual turnover and resources.

Starting in April, Scotland and Wessex routes will be the first to make the change, devolving power from the centre to the routes.