Network Rail chief executive speaks at AGM

Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines will be the guest speaker at the Cotswold Line Promotion Group’s 2019 Annual General Meeting in Moreton-in-Marsh on Saturday, May 11.

Mr Haines is a former managing director of the rail division of First Group, the owner of Cotswold Line train operator Great Western Railway, and was the chief executive of the Civil Aviation Authority from 2009 until he joined Network Rail last year.

The meeting will also hear from representatives of train operators serving the stations along the line between Oxford, Worcester and Hereford and there will be an opportunity to put questions to the guest speakers and the CLPG committee.

Please note that the meeting is for CLPG members only. Due to the expected high turnout, we will not be able to accommodate non-members, even though we appreciate that people will be interested in what Mr Haines has to say.


Notice is hereby given that the 41st Annual General Meeting of the Cotswold Line Promotion Group will be held in the Women’s Institute Hall, in New Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 10.30am


  1. President’s opening comments, from Lord Faulkner of Worcester
  2. Apologies for absences
  3. Minutes of the 40th Annual General Meeting, held on May 12, 2018
  4. Matters arising from the minutes
  5. Chairman’s report for 2019-19
  6. Treasurer’s report for 2018-19
  7. Subscription rates for 2018-19
  8. Election of Officers (Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer)
  9. Election of committee members
  10. Appointment of Auditor
  11. Future Activities
  12. Guest Speakers
  13. Questions and any other business

New nominations for officer and committee members are always welcome. In accordance with the constitution, nominations should received by the secretary by Saturday, May 4, 2019. The committee does have power to co-opt members to the committee, so if you feel that you have something in particular to contribute, please make this known to the committee.

The WI Hall is a short walk from Moreton-in-Marsh station. The meeting is expected to end at about 12.30pm, in time for anyone travelling by train to catch the 12.48 service from Moreton-in-Marsh towards Oxford and London and the 13.00 departure towards Worcester and Great Malvern.

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