Reuben Reinhardt has been awarded a pay cut of up to 20 per cent by his former employers after he was given the job of engineering chief for the London Underground.
His salary is to be paid by the Transport for London (TfL) to his successor, a senior engineer, but his salary has not yet been announced.
Mr Reinhardt had been promoted to the role of system engineer for the Tube in March 2016, shortly after Boris Johnson became Mayor of London.
He left his job with the Transport Research Unit to join the London Assembly of Engineers (LAE), which is the body overseeing the engineering work of the Metropolitan Police, the Government and London Fire Brigade.
But when he returned to the Tube as a systems engineer, his salary was cut from £60,000 to £25,000, and he was told that his role would now be “under the control of a senior TfL engineer”, a position he has held since 2016.
TfR’s spokesperson said: “The pay decision is a matter for the TfR chief engineer and his immediate successor.”
Reuben’s pay has been reviewed and, while it has been reduced to the level required by the TFL, it is not the result of any action taken against him by TfT or TfLA.
“We look forward to the outcome of the Tfl review.”
Mr Reinhart’s job will not be lost for Mr Johnson’s successor, Mr Khan, who will inherit responsibility for all aspects of Tube and Tube network engineering.
A TfA spokesperson said that the decision was taken after an “internal TFL review” that looked at “the needs of the service”.
“The TfF is aware of the decision and is considering the implications of the move.”
The Transport for England has already expressed its concerns with the decision,” they said.
Reuben Reinhart is currently the director of engineering at London Underground’s London Eye Tube station.
Sources: BBC News,TfA,London Underground,Tfl,RailNews.co.uk