Geoff Mee interviewed by Michael Robson
- Michael A. Robson
Oral history interview with Geoff Mee, conducted and recorded by Michael Robson at the Royal Over-Seas League, London on 14 June 2018. Duration: 59 min. 32 sec. Early career; Train Planning Manager South Eastern Division; Network SouthEast (NSE); Railtrack; British Railways Board (BRB) Privatisation Director; Booze Allan; Veolia; Qatar World Cup rail planning; views on privatisation; tension between BRB and Railtrack; privatisation teams structure; Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) set-up; rolling stock companies (ROSCOs); Access Disputes Resolution Committee (ADRC); relationships between government/railways/future operators; income and expenditure; South Eastern and South Central franchises; less flexibility; increased investment
One of over 150 oral history recordings made as part of the Britain’s Railways All Change (BRAC) archive project. BRAC was set-up to cover gaps in documenting the railway privatisation process in the United Kingdom, between 1994 and 1997, when the government-owned British Rail was dismantled into over 100 privately-owned companies. The interviews capture the recollections of people involved in the planning and implementation of the privatisation process, the management of change and running the railway during privatisation.
- Oral Histories
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- oral history interview
- Britain’s Railways All Change (BRAC) oral history archive, created in partnership with the Friends of the National Railway Museum, the Retired Railway Officers’ Society and the National Railway Museum.
- Science Museum Group