Serco ME appoints managing director for Dubai Metro and Tram

Serco Middle East operates and maintains the Dubai Metro and operates the Dubai Tram on behalf of the RTA

Wallace Weatherill, Managing Director, Serco Middle East
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Wallace Weatherill, Managing Director, Serco Middle East

Serco Middle East has appointed Wallace Weatherill as its new managing director. In his new role, Weatherill will spearhead the operations of the Dubai Metro as well as the Dubai Tram in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Serco Middle East operates and maintains the Dubai Metro and operates the Dubai Tram on behalf of the RTA.

Weatherill has worked in the Middle East rail industry for over six years, firstly mobilising the North-South high-speed passenger railway in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Overall, he possesses almost 20 years dedicated experience in the operations of critical rail systems in both the UK and the Middle East.

Weatherill's appointment as the managing director marks his re-joining at the public services company, having previously served as Serco’s director for rail in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking about his appointment and vision for Serco’s future partnership with the RTA, Weatherill said: “My vision is to build on the success that has already been achieved by the RTA and Serco on the operations of the iconic RTA rail transit systems in Dubai. We must also integrate the new Red Line Extension in a seamless way, unlocking new journey opportunities and building the resilience required to welcome the increase of passengers.”

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