Mark Evans interviewed by Frank Paterson
- Frank Paterson
Oral history interview with Mark Evans, conducted and recorded by Frank Paterson at the National Railway Museum, York on 27 November 2019. Duration: 1 hr. 34 min. 26 sec. Early career; Station Manager Gatwick; re-organisations; Passenger Manager Waterloo 1994; revenue protection; Network SouthEast (NSE); Area Manager Portsmouth; Isle of Wight railway; Chris Green; Area Manager Woking; Clapham Junction accident 1989; sectorisation; Waterloo Retail Manager; South West Trains (SWT); Privatisation Manager; Office of Passenger Rail Franchising (OPRAF); management buyout (MBO) team; Rail Regulator; Longform Report; due diligence process; workload; preferred bidders; Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) arrangements; Stagecoach; redundancies; National Express; bids; staff reactions to privatisation
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