Chris Burchell - Southern MD who is going to Arriva

Uckfield line rail chief moves on

Managing director of the train operator which runs services on the Uckfield line is to leave the company.

Southern MD Chris Burchell is to take up the role of MD UK Trains for Arriva.

Southern said in a statement: “Over the past decade, and under his leadership, the Southern train operating company has been transformed with better quality of service for customers, improved employee engagement, new trains and enhanced station facilities.

“Southern has pioneered innovation in many areas and recently was the first UK national rail company to integrate smartcards on its network with the London system.”

Under Mr Burchell’s stewardship a new station building has been built at Uckfield and new trains introduced on the service to London.

Mr Burchell attended the opening of the new station building, here

Southern fast facts:                                                                                                                 

Southern provides services in south London and between central London and the south coast, through east and west Sussex and Surrey and parts of Kent and Hampshire. It has:

  • More than 4,000 employees and
  • A fleet of 300 new and refurbished trains.
  • It provides 2,284 train services on weekdays, 2,076 on Saturdays and 1,242 on Sundays
  • 447,000 passenger journeys are made each day on Southern services
  • Southern manages 156 stations, 120 of which have secure stations status

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See also:

Uckfield station to get longer platforms

Uckfield station car park plan submitted

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