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Paul Darlington joined British Rail as a trainee technician in September 1975. By the time of privatization he was a schemes engineer with BR Telecommunications, responsible for the design, specification, tendering, implementation and commissioning of telecommunication schemes included Mersey rail IECC resignalling.
Becoming Engineering Manager he moved across to Railtrack North West, leading and directing engineering activity and technical management of asset condition, maintenance and renewal standards, and coordinating multi-functional engineering disciplines in the North West Zone, with an annual maintenance and renewal budget of £120 million.
After a 37-year career in the rail industry, Paul retired in October2012 from the position of Route Asset Manager (signalling) at Network Rail. In addition to being responsible as sponsor for around £60 million of annual renewals, he was also chairman of the safety review panel for the national GSM-R programme