LT moves PROs in restructuring for ownership switch

All 11 employees in London Transport’s (LT) press office will move to several different departments after April.

All 11 employees in London Transport’s (LT) press office will move

to several different departments after April.



A new body, Transport for London (TfL), will then take over the running

of road, bus and river transport as part of the switch to

’public-private’ ownership. Bus regulation will come under its remit, as

may future taxi regulation.



The 11-strong LT team is likely to transfer to either the road, bus and

river body or to London Underground, which will just run tube

services.



Although LT has advertised for a communications director, no appointment

has yet been made and it is not known if the post would transfer to

TfL.



Successful private bidders for the three-way split of the tube’s

infrastructure (which covers track and signalling on a minimum of three

tube lines per bid) will ’presumably hire their own PROs’, said an LT

spokesman. ’We are all being restructured anyway.’



Two press officers seconded to Canary Wharf to cover the Jubilee Line

construction project have stayed on after its completion to work on

millennium issues, but will return to the main office.



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