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New chairman appointed to the Rail Users’ Consultative Committee for North Eastern England


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Department of Transport

New chairman appointed to the Rail Users’ Consultative Committee for North Eastern England
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date
21 April 1995
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 120


John Watts, Minister for Railways and Roads, has announced the
appointment of Mr A J Beale as Chairman of the Rail Users'
Consultative Committee for North Eastern England.

The appointment will run until 31 March 1999.

Mr A J Beale who lives in Corbridge, Northumberland, has 26 years of
management consulting and marketing experience with the PA Consulting
Group. He worked there as Marketing Consultant, Supervisor, Regional
Manager and Director.

He is currently a non-executive Director of Quality Street Ltd, and
part-time Project Manager of Languages Lead Body. Mr Beale, a past
National Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and
immediate past President of the European Marketing Confederation, is
also the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Marketing Charitable
Trust and a Governor of the Centre for Information on Language
Teaching and Research.

RUCC Chairmen are ex-officio members of the Central Rail Users's
Consultative Committee (CRUCC) which is the national body.

NOTES TO EDITORS:

1. Eight RUCCs superseded the former Transport Users' Consultative
Committees under the Railways Act 1993. They operate as watchdogs
for users of Britain's rail services.

2. Dr Brian Mawhinney, Secretary of State for Transport, appoints the
Chairmen of the regional Rail Users' Consultative Committees.

3. Users who do not receive a satisfactory response to their
complaint from their train operator can contact the appropriate
Committee which may be able to take up the matter on their behalf.

4. In the case of closures of services or stations, for instance, the
committees have the power to hold public hearings; they can then
report on possible hardships and propose amendments to alleviate
them.

5. The Committees can also consider any matter which is referred to
them by the Secretary of State and the Regulator, as well as any
other matter that they feel they themselves should look into.

The address of the North Eastern RUCC is:

Hilary House
16 St. Saviour's Place
YORK
YO1 2PL


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