Saturday, 2 May 2009

O'Toole goes to First Group!

A tip of the bowler to I Work For First Great Western for this...

Tim O’Toole and Colin Hood will join the Board of FirstGroup as Independent Non-Executive Directors on 7 May 2009.

And this just after yesterdays announcement that Dean Finch is to be Chief Exec of Tube Lines!

The Fact Compiler's flabber is well and truly gasted.

Adonis on fare increases

The latest issue of Rail has secured a nice quote from My Lord Adonis.

During the Pilgrimage of Grice the rail minister used an All Line Rail Rover, which he freely promoted in the media at just about every opportunity (something the train operators have singularly failed to do).


As the Eye revealed two weeks ago ATOC are to increase the price of an All Line Rail Rover, from the 17th May, by a whopping 15%!

Indeed, so shocked was Adonis by the scale of the price increase he told Rail:

"With friends like that what enemies need the railways fear?"

With ATOC paying over a grand a day for PR consultants perhaps someone should have seen that coming?