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Rail privatisation first franchise awarded

Title
Rail privatisation first franchise awarded
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference; Speech; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
19 Dec 1995
Year of production
1995
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Duration
00:05:41
Description
Paul Chapman reports on the Government’s first franchise award in their rail privatisation programme where bus company, Stagecoach, has been given the 7 year licence to operate services currently run by South West Trains, from Waterloo station in London. Speakers include: Roger Salmon, franchise director; Brian Cox, Stagecoach; Sir George Young, Transport Secretary; Keith Bill, Save Our Railways campaign; Professor Bill Bradshaw, a former British Rail operations director; John Major, Prime Minister.
Contributors
George Young; Bill Bradshaw; John Major; Paul Chapman; Roger Salmon; Keith Bill; Brian Cox
Keywords
Railway transport; Privatization; Franchise; Railway companies; Stagecoach

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