Network Rail today revealed it had poached the internationally renowned engineer and project manager today join the company as managing director of Digital Railway in June .
Waboso brings decades of experience in leading major infrastructure projects both in the UK and abroad.
In his current role at London Underground, he is responsible for leading the £1.5bn annual Tube Upgrade Programme to deliver better journeys for 4m passengers each day.
At Network Rail he will lead the programme to boost the capacity of Britain’s rail network using digital signalling and train control technologies. He replaces Jerry England, who retires later this year.
Mark Carne, Network Rail chief executive said: “The single biggest challenge for Britain’s railway is how to provide the capacity we need for the future.
“Our Railway Upgrade Plan is making a huge difference for passengers, but we need to move further and faster to bring in the kinds of digital technologies that other industries have already shown can provide the capacity gains on existing infrastructure.”
Prior to joining London Underground in 2005, David was executive director at the Strategic Rail Authority and before that worked for Bechtel and Nichols and played a leading role in the development and delivery of a number of key upgrades including the Thameslink Programme, Jubilee Line extension and Docklands Light Railway.