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Ex-NYC ‘Train Daddy’ Andy Byford to Be London Transport Commissioner

Andy Byford
Andy ByfordPhotographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Andy Byford, the Briton lionized as New York City’s “Train Daddy,” is to be London’s new Transport Commissioner, taking up the role in June.

Byford resigned as chief of New York’s subway and bus system in January, just two years after taking over the busiest mass-transit system in the U.S. In that role, he was responsible for 50,000 staff and devised a $40-billion five-year investment plan to renew the city’s transport system.