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Rail freight, franchising and reactions to the HLOS explored

04 September 2012

The Transport Committee takes evidence on Tuesday 4 September 2012.

The Transport Committee will take further oral evidence in relation to its Rail 2020 inquiry into reform of the railways. In the session to be held on Tuesday 4 September, the Committee will focus on rail freight, franchising, reactions to the High Level Output Specification (HLOS) and opportunities to generate income from rail stations.

Witnesses

Tuesday 4 September 2012, Committee Room 8

At 10.05am

  • Maggie Simpson, Policy Manager, Rail Freight Group
  • Christopher Snelling, Head of Supply Chain Policy, Freight Transport Association
  • Nigel Jones, Head of Planning and Strategy, DB Schenker Rail UK Ltd

At 10.45am

  • Michael Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, ATOC
  • Paul Plummer, Group Strategy Director, Network Rail
  • Jeremy Candfield, Director General, Railway Industry Association
  • Dr Richard Wellings, Deputy Editorial Director, Institute of Economic Affairs

At 11.30am

  • Joel Brook, Property Director, Select Service Partners
  • Kaj Mook, Head of Customer Service Transition, Merseyrail Electrics 2002 Ltd
  • Simon Rutter, Director, Solum Regeneration

The High Level Output Specification, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport on 16 July 2012, in which she sets out the Government’s priorities for rail investment and an indicative list of schemes for the period 2014-2019.

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