Maegan Bell Promoted to the Role of Associate Vice President – Rail Transportation


Boston, January 2023 - Maegan Bell has been promoted to the role of Associate Vice President – Rail Transportation as part of Network Rail Consulting’s (NRC) Executive Team. She will lead NRC’s business for the Massachusetts geography from the Boston office, as well as support growth across North America.

Maegan brings 21 years of experience in the rail industry, particularly relating to capital programs, asset management, and maintenance delivery. As a member of the Infrastructure Projects Executive Leadership Team at Network Rail, she was responsible for the design, development, and deliverability assurance of the UK’s $3.5bn Track Renewal Portfolio. Prior to this, Maegan spent 15 years in Infrastructure Maintenance leadership roles improving resource utilization, work management, track access planning, Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) implementation, asset performance and reliability, and general asset management processes within maintenance delivery units. Since joining NRC in 2019, she has worked closely with the MBTA in pursuing their asset management goals, particularly in the Engineering & Maintenance and the Office of Chief Engineer departments. Maegan is an active member of the Institute of Asset Management and has significant experience with the implementation of ISO 55000:2014 standards and practices.

Maegan commented, “I am honored to be chosen to lead our passionate team of NRC professionals in Massachusetts in the continued provision of value-adding advisory services to our key clients. I am really looking forward to building on the collaborative approach we have established with railroad agencies such as the MBTA and Amtrak to continue supporting them in achieving their strategic goals.

Barny Daley, Regional Director (Interim) for NRC in the US, added, “I have worked frequently with Maegan over the last 15 years, and I am delighted that we will be working together again to support our clients in Massachusetts. Maegan’s depth of experience across a range of railroad delivery activities and her track record of helping agencies deliver projects on time and on budget will help position NRC as the go-to consultant for critical areas such as asset management, transformation, major projects, systems integration, and rail operations. Her appointment adds to our unique blend of domestic and international experience that builds on the wealth of knowledge developed by Network Rail as the UK’s mainline rail system owner/operator.”


For further information, contact: Sam Clarke, [email protected]

Notes to Editors

About Network Rail Consulting

  • Network Rail Consulting is a wholly owned subsidiary of Network Rail and was established in 2012 to benchmark Network Rail’s capabilities in the international market and enhance the capabilities of its staff through international experience which could then be deployed back into its UK operations.
  • The board of directors of Network Rail Consulting comprises Jeremy Westlake (non-executive chair), Nigel Ash (global managing director), Tim Shoveller (non-executive director), Andrew Noble (finance director) and Ian Dobbs (non-executive director).
  • Network Rail Consulting has subsidiaries in Australia, Canada and the USA; and operates from offices in Boston, Brisbane, London (HQ), Melbourne, New York, Riyadh, Sacramento, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and Washington DC.
  • Network Rail Consulting is selling the full range of rail expertise available within Network Rail including asset management, maintenance planning and optimisation, timetabling and simulation modelling, technical assistance and interim management; and project and programme management.

More information can be found at www.networkrailconsulting.com

About Network Rail

Network Rail owns and operates Britain’s rail infrastructure network – one of the world’s most intensively used rail networks. Our network is the fifth busiest rail network in the world and the second busiest in Europe. We:

  • Provide a safe and efficient national railway network that carries over 1.8 billion passenger journeys, 16.6 billion tonne kilometres of freight and 7 million train movements every year;
  • Own, maintain and operate 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and embankments and thousands of signals;
  • Operate 20 major stations which handle 800 million passenger journeys and own 2,500 other stations, which are leased to train operators;
  • Employ 42,000 people in asset management, operations, maintenance, renewals, and enhancement projects; and
  • Have an annual turnover of over $10bn, with capital expenditure of over $6bn per annum.