Janet Goodland interviewed by Michael Lee
- Michael John Lee
Oral history interview with Janet Goodland, conducted and recorded by Michael Lee at the interviewee's home in Bedfordshire on 21 October 2018. Duration: 1 hr. 9 min. 59 sec. Personal background; 1992 election; Network SouthEast (NSE); joining Railtrack as Head of Strategy and Planning; preparations for split from British Rail (BR); splitting BR/Railtrack finances; handling mega schemes; Crossrail; Channel Tunnel cross-London services; Heathrow Express; Don Heath (BR Director Projects); Geoff Maynard (NSE); working relationships; West Coast Main Line (WCML) project; Thameslink; King's Cross interchange; Railtrack; Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR) access charges review; developing balance sheet; Railtrack licence; verification; contract with Office of Passenger Rail Franchising (OPRAF) for Thameslink; managing Railtrack; John Edmonds; Gerald Corbett; reflections; going into administration
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