Andy Billington is the Innovation and Sustainability specialist at RB Rail, the joint venture for implementing and coordinating the Rail Baltica development. This greenfield project will connect Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania to the broader European rail and transport networks and form a unique opportunity to deliver a world-class sustainable and digital railway, along with infrastructure synergies and broader economic and environmental benefits for the region.
Before joining the project, Andy was directly involved in rolling stock and infrastructure digitalization/ analytics projects at Transport for London and worked in enterprise and mission-critical IT and telecoms projects in the UK and worldwide. Seeing similar systems and equivalent requirements across various organizations has given Andy a solid drive to transfer lessons learned to make the most of synergies across sectors.
He’s eager to use open standards and adapt commercial off-the-shelf solutions to increase flexibility, reduce costs and long-term risks, as well as enable innovative and sustainable solutions.