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“Train Daddy” Andy Byford Returning to the U.S.

Transport for London (TfL) Commissioner Andy Byford will leave the authority at the end of October. He will be replaced on an interim basis by current Chief Operating Officer Andy Lord. Byford, nicknamed “Train Daddy” when he was President of MTA New York City Transit, confirmed that he will return to the U.S. upon leaving TfL.

TfL extends fare collection contract with Cubic

Transport for London (TfL) has awarded Cubic Corp.’s UK subsidiary Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. a contract worth more than $700 million (U.S.) for the Electra ticketing and fare collection system. The contract is a continuation of the partnership between TfL and Cubic, which has seen the introduction and network-wide rollout of the Oyster contactless smartcard.