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Michael Schabas


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Over 35 years experience in development and operation of rail passenger, freight and urban transport systems. Michael has a reputation for devising innovative but practical solutions and helping to implement them. He prepares traffic forecasts, business plans and feasibility studies and has detailed understanding of PPPs

  • Retained by regional transit agency Metrolinx to prepare the Business Case and provide strategic advice on procurement of the $22bn upgrade of Toronto’s 450km diesel commuter rail network into an electrified Regional Express Rail system
  • Advisor to a range of public and private sector clients, developing high speed and regional rail to serve the San Francisco Bay area, since 2016
  • Michael led the FCP team advising on development of a new Light Rail Mass Transit system in Lagos, Nigeria under a PPP concession
  • Founder Director of GB Railways plc, which operated 100mph electric and diesel intercity trains in eastern England
  • Played a leading role in the upgrading of the automated London Docklands Light Rail system, serving the Canary Wharf development
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