Image shows Kevin Gore - TrainCare Centre Manager at Neville Hill

Northern appoints new boss of historic Neville Hill TrainCare Centre in West Yorkshire

Northern has appointed Kevin Gore as the new manager of its historic Neville Hill TrainCare Centre in West Yorkshire.

Gore, who takes up the role from Monday 1 July, joins Northern from Alstom, where he has been the manager of Wembley TrainCare Centre since February 2022.

He has held a number of roles with Alstom, including senior operations manager for rolling stock modernisation and operations manager for the Pendolino fleet rebrand – both at the Widnes Transport Technology Centre.

As a production manager at the Alstom TrainCare Centre in Liverpool, he also led projects on fleet WiFi upgrades and improvements to Pendolino carriages.

At Neville Hill, Gore will lead the team of engineers and support staff that service 34 trains from nine different fleets and carry out more than 500 safety and service critical tasks every single day.

Commenting on his appointment, Kevin Gore, said: “I’m excited to join the team at Neville Hill whose work supports 260 direct and 825 indirect passenger services a day.

“I’m a firm believer in keeping things simple - working as a team to find solutions and getting the job done. These are values I can get behind.”

The TrainCare Centre received a £350,000 makeover last summer and in December, the team at Neville Hill won a Golden Spanner Award for the most reliable loco-hauled fleet, recognising their work on LNER’s InterCity 225s.

Jack Commandeur, engineering director at Northern, said: “Kevin is an excellent addition to the engineering team here at Northern and he will be able to hit the ground running.

“We’re very proud of the reputation Neville Hill has gained in recent years and Kevin will help take that work to the next level.”

Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.

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