Andrew Pitt interviewed by Frank Paterson
- Frank Paterson
Oral history interview with Andrew Pitt, conducted and recorded by Frank Paterson at HS1 Ltd. Head Office, York Way, London on 1 April 2019. Duration: 2 hr. 05 min. 17 sec. Training; Golden Rail; railcards; Operational Research; Saatchi & Saatchi; Marketing Manager Regional Railways South Wales & West (RRSW&W); service revisions process; Office of Passenger Rail Franchising (OPRAF); Roger Salmon (Franchising Director); developing Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC); railcard protections; franchise termination arrangements; Section 30; rolling stock companies (ROSCOs) regulation; bidders; Class 390 Pendolino; Virgin Cross Country brand; South West Trains (SWT); passengers in excess of available capacity (PIEXAC); bid decision process; team qualities; Commercial Director/Managing Director SWT; vertical-integration views; ATOC
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