A booklet sent by BRB to railway staff to explain the changes proposed in the White Paper. The book takes the form of questions and answers; in many cases the answers reflect the ambiguous nature of the White Paper itself. For instance, on the matter of who will own maintenance depots, the answer "is not yet clear".
BRB then sets out its views on the proposed changes; it is generally positive, while sounding a note of caution which would seem prescient a few years later: "the need to maintain a high level of investment is critical if we are to improve our standards of service to the public."
The document comes with a covering letter from BRB chairman Bob Reid.
This document was published in July 1992 by British Railways Board.
It was written by British Railways Board.
The original document format was Paper, and comprised 12 pages.
This document was kindly sourced from Archive Collection and is in our Notices memos & forms collection. It was added to the Archive on 19th January 2005.
This document is © BRB (Residuary) Ltd.
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