Adrian Caltieri interviewed by Michael Robson
- Michael A. Robson
Oral history interview with Adrian Caltieri, conducted and recorded by Michael Robson at the Royal Over-Seas League, London on 11 February 2019. Duration: 1 hr. 36 min. 13 sec. Career; Management Trainee; thoughts on privatisation; InterCity East Coast Franchise Development team; performance regime and safety validation; interfacing with Railtrack; British Rail Infrastructure Services (BRIS); timescale for vesting of Railtrack; track access agreement; signalling strike; development of Schedule 4 (Possessions Regime) and Schedule 8 (Performance Regime); role of Access Implementation Group (AIG); East Coast performance regime; management buyout (MBO) bid; feelings on not qualifying for shortlist; Sea Containers; revenue growth and meeting customers needs; Sea Containers' other bids; Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) success; Railtrack relationships; Hatfield accident; Great Heck accident; customer loyalty following Hatfield; cumulative effect of accidents; views on privatisation; Strategic Rail Authority (SRA)
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