Peter Trewin interviewed by Dick Fearn
- Anthony Richard Fearn
Oral history interview with Peter Trewin, conducted and recorded by Dick Fearn at Sheffield Park, East Sussex on 1 June 2018. Duration: 59 min. 24 sec. Overview of railway career; initial thoughts in privatisation; Policy Unit; influencing and steering privatisation; EC Directive 91/440; formation of Railtrack; meeting with John MacGregor (Secretary of State for Transport); Bob Reid 2’s tenure; Select Committee Report; appointment of Bob Horton; British Railways Board (BRB) and Railtrack Board relationship; role at BRB Residuary; Railfreight Distribution (RFD); formation of Strategic Rail Authority (SRA); responsibility for Channel Tunnel contract; role of Board Secretary
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