Nexus , Transport Strategy Director
Philip Meikle is an advocate of public transport to the extent he does not own a car. Throughout life, he has been fortunate enough to use the Tyne and Wear metro to education, to football, to family events and to work.
His transport career began on the frontline of the rail industry: in call centres, as a guard and in control rooms. Afterwards he became involved in specifying Rail franchises for central government, being Head of Performance for the UK’s most extensive train operating company, leading business improvement projects in bus companies internationally for the Arriva group, and then returning to rail as the Head of Franchise Growth and Development at CrossCountry trains.
He is proud to return to his North East roots, to not only reinforce and enhance the value of the local bus network, but to lead the plans for “more metro” service expansion and, through greater devolution, better integrate local rail services into the North East transport provision to grow our economy and allow our communities to succeed.