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The Strategic Rail Authority and the Railway, 2001–4: The Strategic Vision

Terry Gourvish

in Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by discussing the search for a successor to Morton and the appointment of Richard Bowker. It then examines several complicating factors in the relationship between Bowker, the new ... More


The Rail Review and its Aftermath, 2004–5

Terry Gourvish

in Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by discussing the departmental review of the railway industry, announced in January 2004, provoked by increasing concerns about how much the government was spending on ... More


The Strategic Rail Authority and the Railway, 2001–4: Network Rail, Cost Escalation, the Regulator’s 2003 Review, and Project Management

Terry Gourvish

in Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by discussing the efforts to take Railtrack out of administration. It then talks about the creation of the Network Rail as well as its Board. It also presents a review of the ... More


Labour’s Vision: The Strategic Rail Authority and a 10 Year Plan, 1998–2000

Terry Gourvish

in Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by discussing the creation of a shadow strategic rail authority (SSRA). It also talks about the Train Operating Companies' (TOC) performance during 1998. It then discusses the ... More


The Strategic Rail Authority and Railtrack after Hatfield

Terry Gourvish

in Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by exploring the great impact caused by the Hatfield accident on the strategic rail authority (SRA) and its frustrated strategies and franchising. It then discusses the general ... More


Conclusion

Terry Gourvish

in Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by explaining the importance of the precedents set by the Conservatives in constructing the railway privatization architecture of 1993–7. It notes that these precedents shaped the ... More


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