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John Shannon

Operations Specialist, UK and Europe

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As a Rail Operations Specialist, John creates train services to be used in bids by prospective franchises or concession operators in the rail sector.

John left school at the age of 18 and joined the state-owned company British Rail in 1974. He’s been in the railway industry ever since and worked in the UK, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. He was a Train Planner for 32 years, creating and editing train services to make timetables as well as making sure services were operated safely and punctually.

3 fun facts:

  • Bought his first vinyl record, The Beatles, From Me To You, in 1963 and his collection of vinyls and CDs is still growing
  • Likes to spend summer weekends sitting down at his local Cricket club of which he is a Vice President
  • Volunteers as a Train Manager on steam trains that travel around the UK rail network

Contact John

P: +1 613-237-2500