Friday, 25 February 2011

Eye solves NR's recruitment problem

This from Leo Pink...

I note that Network Rail is advertising for Managing Directors on its website.

Would not it make more sense to advertise for these new Regional Managing Directors in the Australian or Irish press, since those seem to be the countries of choice for ex British Rail senior managers who know how to run a railway?

Advertising in the UK press will only get applications from TOC directors (much to the annoyance of Philip Hammond) or people from other industries who think running a railway is easy (much to the annoyance of everyone else).

And we all recall where importing such thrusting new executives left Railtrack in days gone by...

Network Rail ensures equality of experience for all!

Exciting news from Network Rail!

Captain Permatan has been appointed a non-Executive Director of the not for profit company!

Rick Haythornthwaite said:
"Keith Ludeman brings to Network Rail decades of experience of leadership in Britain’s transport industry. The addition of him to the board will provide first-hand, passenger-focused expertise which will help Network Rail on its journey to becoming ever more responsive to its customers and passengers."


No doubt London Midland, Southern and SouthEastern passengers are particularly delighted by this exciting news...

Happy in the knowledge that Go-Ahead levels of 'passenger-focused' responsiveness will soon become standard across the national network.

UPDATE: This from Steve Strong...

Could this be the same Captain Permatan who last week warned that rail industry profit margins are unsustainable?

Perhaps the grass is greener on the infrastructure side? (shurely oranger? Ed)

For you the snow is over - says DB?

Once our Teutonic friends have bought out all the TOCs and NR's exciting new RIMs perhaps we could have a couple of these please?

With a bowler tip to the latest edition of RAILDATE.