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Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005Labour's Strategic Experiment$
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Terry Gourvish

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199236602

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.001.0001

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The Hatfield Watershed, 2000–1

The Hatfield Watershed, 2000–1

(p.59) 3 The Hatfield Watershed, 2000–1
Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005

Terry Gourvish

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by examining the performance of the privatized railway from the year 1997 up to the Hatfield accident on 17 October 2000. It then evaluates the political economy of Hatfield and assesses its impact on the rail industry and the subsequent controversies that bombarded the said industry. It also presents the effect of the Hatfield accident on the income of the TOCs.

Keywords:   Hatfield Watershed, privatized railway, political economy, train industry, accident, income, train operating companies

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