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.