Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Shaken and stirred: Tonkin, Pitt and Rollin...

A quick round up of new appointments in today's glorious railway.

David Tonkin, fresh from being Acting General Manager of the Railway Industry Association, has now been appointed Chairman. David was previously CEO at Atkins. He replaces Gordon Wakeford (who remains Chair of the Rail Supply Group). In his new role David will continue to work alongside RIA CEO Darren Caplan. RIA press release, here.

Andy Pitt has become a NED at Porterbrook Leasing. Andy has had many a varied role in the railway industry, including MD of SWT and latterly Executive Chairman of Cross London Trains which is procuring and leasing new rolling stock for the operator of the Thameslink franchise. In addition Andy is also a Non Executive Director of Transport Systems Catapult. Porterbrook press release, here.

Eye understands that James Rollin has moved into the consultancy world. He was previously Head of PR and Marketing at Bombardier UK.

The Shaken and Stirred section of Eye is always interested in hearing about new appointments, at the usual address.

A little something for Easter Week

Those of you looking to round-off the Easter week may be interested in the below.

The Epping Ongar Railway is running a real ale train on the 22nd April.

Apparently it features all the following goodness:

  • £10 fare from 5pm, includes heritage bus connection from Epping Underground.
  • 5 cask ales from New River Brewery + bottled selection from Redemption
  • 1 draught cider (producer TBC) supplemented with bottles of London Glider
  • Souvenir beer festival glasses for sale for at £3
  • Classic diesel traction – locos TBA
  • Pint Prices: £3.20 (ale), £3.50 (cider).

Bookings can be made, here.