Michael Schabas

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Michael Schabas
Born17 November 1956[citation needed]
Toronto, Canada[citation needed]

Michael Schabas is a UK-based railway consultant who has been involved in launching several new railway projects and businesses.

Work history[edit]

With a background in urban rail projects in the Canada and the United States, he came to London in 1988 as Vice President for Transport for Olympia & York (O&Y), who were developing the Canary Wharf project in London Docklands. He led O&Y's involvement in planning and promotion of the Jubilee Line Extension, and also instigated the re-signalling and re-engineering of the Docklands Light Railway.

In 1995, Schabas founded GB Railways (GBR), which went on to win the Anglia Railways franchise, and to launch GB Railfreight and Hull Trains.[1] In 2003, GBR was acquired by FirstGroup.[2]

In 2010, Schabas co-founded Hamburg-Köln-Express, which operates intercity passenger trains in Germany.[3]


  1. ^ "Rail Consultants". First Class Partnerships. 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  2. ^ Osborne, Alistair (17 July 2003). "First Group bids 500p a share for GB Railways". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 31 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Bloody Slaughter beckons". Railway Gazette International. London. 4 December 2009. Retrieved 31 January 2012.

External links[edit]

Official website