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1996-06-03 DoT-001
Department of Transport


Sir Robert Wall OBE re-appointed as chairman of the Rail Users' Consultative Committee for Western England

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Department of Transport

Sir Robert Wall OBE re-appointed as chairman of the Rail Users' Consultative Committee for Western England

3 June 1996
source Department of Transport
type Press release

note 172

John Watts, Minister for Railways and Roads, has announced the
re-appointment of Sir Robert Wall OBE as Chairman of the Rail Users'
Consultative Committee (RUCC) for Western England, until 31 August

Sir Robert Wall, who lives in Bristol, is an aeronautical engineer
and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport. He was first
appointed Chairman of the Western RUCC in 1982.

Sir Robert has wide committee experience and is currently a member of
the Bristol City Council and served on the Audit Commission, until
1994. He is also Pro-Chancellor of the University of Bristol.

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


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 Eight RUCCs superseded the former Transport Users' Consultative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. Sir George Young, Secretary of State for Transport, appoints
the Chairmen of the regional Rail Users' Consultative Committees.

3. Rail 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

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 Western RUCC is:

13th Floor
Tower House
Fairfax Street

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