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Dix takes on Crossrail 2 challenge

Words: Laura Edgar

Michèle Dix today takes on the role of managing director of Crossrail 2, moving from managing director of planning at Transport for London (TfL).

After completing a PhD in transport and land use planning, Dix began working at the Greater London Council (GLC) and became a chartered civil engineer through GLC’s transport planning graduate scheme.
Later, Dix joined Halcrow Fox in the private sector. She became the company's board director of urban transport planning.
In 2000, Dix joined TfL, working as co-director of congestion charging as well as working in the development of the Low Emission Zone. In 2007, she took on the role of managing director of planning, working across all areas of transport, including designing bus lanes, pedestrian modelling at London Underground stations and working with mayor of London Boris Johnson to develop his transport strategy. As managing director of Crossrail 2, Dix will lead a team to develop and implement a scheme that will help London cope with its expanding economy and population growth.
Speaking to The Planner, Dix, who received a CBE in the New Year Honours List, said: “My role as managing director of planning has been hugely rewarding and I am very proud to have worked on some of the key transport projects that make a contribution to improving life in the capital.
“With London's population at the highest it has been since 1939 and set to grow to 10 million people by 2030 the need for continued energy, thought and ambition being given to transport projects and their links to jobs and growth has never been greater. Thus I'm excited with my new challenge to lead the development of Crossrail 2, London's next big essential transport scheme, which could support up to 200,000 new homes as well as new jobs across the capital."

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