Author Archive for Lord Berkeley

Death of Andre Benard, the creator of the Channel Tunnel with Alastair Morton.

Lord Berkeley

t160325 Andre Benard notice le Figaro Andre Benard died on 15 March 2016 at the age of 93.  He was chairman or co-chairman with Sir Alastair Morton during the construction period of the Channel Tunnel 1987 to 1993.  Their partnership through difficult financial and contractual crises achieved its completion and formal opening by HM Queen Elizabeth…

Why break up Network Rail just for shareholder profit of train operators?

Lord Berkeley

The UK Rail Delivery Group minutes of a November meeting (Guardian 1 February) to discuss the future structure of the railways suggests that one option was to remove routes from Network Rail control, and privatise them in a manner similar to the privatised utilities. Some at the RDG favoured a full breakup, arguing that Network…