Former trams figure to run Caledonian Sleeper [Scotsman]





Date: 25/10/2014

SERCO is poised to appoint Aberdeen-born Peter Strachan to run the Caledonian Sleeper when it takes over the franchise in April, The Scotsman has learned. Strachan quit as the Department for Transport’s (DfT) head of major projects in the wake of the West Coast Main Line franchise fiasco and was a board member of Edinburgh city council’s tram development firm, TIE. [From Richard Buckby]


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Former trams figure to run Caledonian Sleeper

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SERCO is poised to appoint Aberdeen-born Peter Strachan to run the Caledonian Sleeper when it takes over the franchise in April, The Scotsman has learned.

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Location: Clapham Junction
Company: London and South Western Railway
02/06/1973 John Furnevel
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Company: Scottish Central Railway
03/07/2009 Mark Dufton
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Company: Lancaster and Preston Junction Railway
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