One truly bright light in the reshuffle is the promotion of Andrew Adonis to the position of transport secretary. In just over a year as the rail minister, he has advanced the transport agenda more than any other minister in the last two decades (privatisation hardly counts). Andrew is keen to see huge improvements to the rail network, building on the best international experience, and has already made a big start. His promotion is richly deserved.
This post has been picked up by the Railwayscene blog.