East Coast franchise: Committee questions Stagecoach, Network Rail and DfT

13 July 2018

In this session, the Transport Committee aims to scrutinise the three main stakeholders who were party to the bidding process and management of the East Coast franchise, namely Stagecoach, Network Rail and the Department for Transport. The Committee is interested in diagnosing exactly what went wrong with this franchise and how things are being improved for future operations.


Monday 16 July 2018, the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4.45pm

  • Martin Griffiths, Chief Executive, Stagecoach Group
  • Neil Micklethwaite, Commercial and Business Development Director, Stagecoach Group
  • Jo Kaye, Managing Director, System Operator, Network Rail, and
  • Rob McIntosh, Route Managing Director, London North Eastern and East Midlands, Network Rail

At 5.45pm

  • Polly Payne, Director General of Rail Group, Department for Transport
  • Simon Smith, Director for Policy, Operations and Change in Passenger Services, Department for Transport, and
  • Beatrice Filkin, Intercity Market Lead, Department for Transport

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