Rail (UK)

Praise from a pre­de­ces­sor

- London · Mike Brown · Network Rail Route 18 · Boris Johnson · Transport for London · Peter William Hendy · Ken Livingstone

There have been only three pre­vi­ous Com­mis­sion­ers of Trans­port for Lon­don since the post was cre­ated in 2001. 2001- 06 Bob Ki­ley 2006-15 Sir Peter Hendy 2015-20 Mike Brown 2020- Andy By­ford

Hendy, now chair­man of Net­work

Rail, held the post un­der both for­mer may­ors Ken Liv­ing­stone and Boris John­son. He says of Andy By­ford: “Andy is unadul­ter­ated good news. The right man in the job at the right time. He has en­ergy, drive and com­mit­ment, and I am re­ally pleased he is there.

“I read the fi­nan­cial set­tle­ment. Andy sent me a text say­ing he thought he could live with it.

“I don’t think it is gen­er­ous. It will be tough to take another £160 mil­lion out of the or­gan­i­sa­tion. Mike had al­ready taken out a huge amount. But if Andy thinks he can do it, we should let him get on with it.”

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