Chair of Network Rail meets Griffiths at Cardiff Bay Event

Representatives of Griffiths Rail Division were honoured to meet Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair of Network Rail at the ‘Wales and the Borders: Supporting Prosperity for All’ event in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday, 29th November.

The event, organised by Network Rail and sponsored by Lynne Neagle AM, was a celebration of the contribution of rail to the economic development of communities across Wales.

Held at the iconic Pierhead building adjacent to the Senedd, the event offered a chance for Welsh Assembly members to meet representatives from the Network Rail supply chain. A Q&A session hosted by renowned rail enthusiast Pete Waterman invited questions for a panel including Sir Peter Hendy, Lynne Milligan, Customer Services Director for Arriva Trains Wales, and Bill Kelly, Chief Operating Officer for Network Rail in Wales and Borders.

Griffiths shared a stand with Network Rail Infrastructure Projects. Following the Q&A session, Sir Peter Hendy visited the stand twice and showed a great deal of interest in case studies of completed work, as well as details of ongoing projects conducted in partnership with Network Rail.

“It was a pleasure to meet Sir Peter,” explained Griffiths’ Rail Commercial Manager Ioan Roberts. “He was particularly interested in the Llanaber Sea Defence & Track Renewal Project case study. He also spent a great deal of time discussing the temporary works on the River Artro Viaduct in Gwynedd.”

Another visitor to the Griffiths stand was Pete Waterman who was similarly interested in project case studies and the River Artro viaduct project.

“The ‘Wales and the Borders’ event was very well organised,” continued Ioan Roberts. “We are entering an exciting period for rail in Wales. Events like this illustrate how capable and focussed the rail community is. We are pleased to support Network Rail.”


Left to right – Ian Hutton, Griffiths’ Rail Engineering Manager, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chair of Network Rail and

Ioan Roberts, Griffiths’ Rail Commercial Manager.