HomePeopleAppointmentsSLC creates new Operations business and appoints Cath Bellamy to run it

SLC creates new Operations business and appoints Cath Bellamy to run it


SLC Group has established a new company – SLC Operations – and has asked senior rail figure Cath Bellamy to run it.

For the last 10 years, SLC Rail has supported local authorities in developing and delivering rail infrastructure projects, particularly new and refurbished stations, route upgrades and freight projects. 

Now, in heading up SLC Operations, Cath will create and lead the business to operate mainline train services, stations, and offer a range of independent training services.

Ian Walters, SLC Rail.

SLC Rail managing director Ian Walters said: “It’s an exciting time at SLC, as we continue to grow our business, services and expertise.  We’re delighted that Cath – who has a strong track record – has joined the SLC group of companies to establish this new offering for our organisation. 

“We have worked with Cath over many years in her previous roles and we are pleased to bring her capabilities, energy and ambition to lead this new business.”

Cath joins SLC Group from Vintage Trains, where she helped establish and then lead the charity-owned train operating company, providing main line steam charter services. Previously, Cath has also been managing director of Chiltern Railways and Hull Trains, as well as leading various large commercial projects for the Department of Transport.

Pleased with her new appointment, Cath Bellamy said: “The team at SLC have successfully established themselves as specialists in making local, major transport projects happen for local authorities.  At present they are building a number of brand-new stations and are working on multiple local authority sponsored rail initiatives.

“SLC Operations will widen our capability, allow us to build a capability to run trains and operation stations as well as help to open up avenues for careers in rail, helping to tackle specialist skill shortages across the industry.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Boost for regional transport in upcoming budget

It looks likely that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will announce a £5.7 billion investment into sustainable transport settlements for city regions in his Autumn Budget...

TSSA members vote to accept ScotRail pay offer

The TSSA has called off its dispute with ScotRail, with its members having voted to accept a new pay offer. The TSSA says the offer...

Passengers give rail a thumbs up in latest survey

Nearly ninety per cent of rail passengers said they were satisfied with their last journey, according to a new survey by watchdog Transport Focus. The...
- Advertisement -

More news

Rail museum holds consultation on major plans

The National Railway Museum will house a consultation on plans for a new Central Hall as part of its vision as the cultural heart...

TfL bodycam video results in assault conviction

Uxbridge Magistrates have sentenced a woman to a 12-month community order and 35 rehabilitation activity requirement days following a physical assault on two Transport...

Portishead line reopening delayed

A decision as to whether the Portishead line will return to life has been delayed by the government. North Somerset District Council had applied for...