Alex Hynes

Managing Director
Arriva Rail North Limited

Alex has been Managing Director of the Arriva Rail North franchise since its launch on 1 April 2016.

In this role he is leading the delivery of a £1billion investment programme that will transform Northern and set new standards for service in UK rail.  This will include brand new and thoroughly refurbished trains, more services, improved stations, more capacity and new developments in ticketing and retail technology.

Alex’s appointment followed over two and a half years as Managing Director of the previous Northern franchise, a joint venture between Abellio and Serco.

Having spent his early career as a consultant for Halcrow Fox, Alex worked with the Office of Rail Regulation before joining the Go-Ahead Group in 2005 as Strategic Planning Manager and, in 2007, as Commercial Director at London Midland, and finally, as Managing Director – Rail Development.  Here Alex sat on the Executive Committee and led the development and delivery of Go-Ahead’s rail strategy including all franchise bidding activity.

Alex serves on the Board of The Institution of Railway Operators and North of England Excellence.

He is originally from Manchester and lives in Leeds.

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