New Blackpool MD
Jane Cole is to become the new MD of Blackpool Transport Services on 3 November. Jane has over 35 years’ experience working in the rail industry, most recently as a Senior Manager in Customer Service, Operations, Commercial and Marketing at Virgin Trains. Originally from Manchester, Jane’s career began in 1979 when she took her first job as a technical officer in signalling and telecommunications. Progression in her career brought her to Blackpool in 1989 when she took a job working at Blackpool North Station. A management promotion took her to Preston to work for Intercity in 1990 before moving to Virgin Trains in 1996. A former member of the board of the North West Lancashire Chamber of Commerce as well as Visit Lancashire, Jane is also an active member of the Blackpool Business Leadership Forum.