Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Greater Anglia - not with a bang but a whimper

Abellio has published the names of directors of its new Greater Anglia franchise which starts on February 5th.

They are:

  • Ruud Haket, Managing Director
  • Andrew Goodrum, Customer Services Director
  • Adam Golton, Finance Director
  • Thijs Jan Noomen, Projects Director
  • John Ratcliffe, Engineering Director
  • Nanouke van ‘t Riet, Operations Director
  • Andrew Camp, Commercial Director
  • Simone Bailey, Asset Management Director
  • Dave Welham, Interim HR Director
Meanwhile, according to the latest edition of Rail Business Intelligence, the launch of the franchise on Sunday next will be a low key affair.

Perhaps just as well, as Eye understands that media management may not be the new franchise's forte.

Indeed, even the World's Greatest Living Transport Correspondent has struggled to penetrate Clog Rail's wall of silence.

Last week Wolmar (for it was he) made the mistake of calling the PR on the number given in an Abellio press release, only to be told that it was nothing to do with her and that he should jolly well go away and call the main switchboard!
Sadly not a word has been heard since.

Oh Abellio, Abellio, wherefore are thou Abellio!