Alex Hynes has today been confirmed as the new Managing director of the ScotRail Alliance. 

Alex who has held the lead role within the Northern rail franchise since mid 2013 will join the ScotRail operator later this year. 

Northern, Britain's 2nd largest train operating company, was undergoing a £1bn investment programme to improve services and upgrade rolling stock. During this time Alex delivered the franchise’s best-ever customer satisfaction scores. 

This maybe what attracted both parties to each other, as the ScotRail Alliance is also undergoing a large scale investment and modernisation project. A programme which would benefit from Alex's previous experience whilst also providing enough of a challenge to meet personal ambitions.