Martin Frobisher | Group Engineering Director
Network Rail

Martin Frobisher, Group Engineering Director, Network Rail

Martin Frobisher is responsible for the safety, technical and engineering functions for Network Rail. This includes a varied mix of technical issues ranging from biodiversity to track engineering and future research. The team sets policy and technical standards and provides assurance to confirm that standards are being delivered. 
Prior to taking up his current role Martin was route managing director for the London North Western Route, responsible for railway operations and infrastructure maintenance - this included the railways linking London to Birmingham, the North West, and onward to Carlisle. It’s an interesting mix of very different railways, including the Merseyrail underground metro service, urban centres in Manchester and Liverpool, the high speed West Coast line and some very rural lines in Cumbria and North Lancashire.
Martin has worked in the railway industry for approximately 20 years in a variety of safety, operational and maintenance roles. Prior to joining the railway Martin worked in the chemical industry, at ICI Polyurethanes, near Blackpool. 
Martin is married with two daughters. His hobbies are archery, running and is also a Sunday school teacher for a group of 6-11 year olds.


Rail Live 2020 - 1st April @ 12:45

Technical operations from Network Rail: Infrastructure monitoring: pattern recognition inspection

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  • The modernisation of the Thameslink core
  • Increasing capacity and reliability: the technical challenges of the Transpennine upgrade project
last published: 05/Mar/20 15:15 GMT

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