Thank you for all your calls today asking us to help Network Rail find a successor to Graham Eccles.
Yes, he or she should be an 'operator'.
And no, recent experience in a front line operating role is not essential but is certainly desirable.
However, we wonder why NR has asked you to call us?
As they work alongside us and know us all much, much better than you do, surely NR's own people could have made exactly the same calls for a fraction of the cost?
Still in the Age of Austerity every penny counts.
Love, The Railway.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013