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
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
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.