The Quality Contract Scheme board has confirmed the full timetable for oral evidence sessions into the proposed scheme.
The Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) board has today (29 June 2015) confirmed the full timetable for oral evidence sessions into the proposed scheme.
The sessions will commence on Monday 13 July at the Kingston Park stadium in Newcastle Upon Tyne and will run throughout the week at that venue.
On Monday 20 July, the evidence sessions will move to the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
The full programme of hearings and start times is listed below:
|Monday 13 July||10:00am||Kingston Park, Brunton Road, Kenton Bank Foot, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE13 8AF||Opening submissions and statements|
|Tuesday 14 July||09:30am||Kingston Park||Operators|
|Wednesday 15 July||09:30am||Kingston Park||Operators|
|Thursday 16 July||09:30am||Kingston Park||Operators|
|Friday 17 July||09:30am||Kingston Park||Operators|
|Monday 20 July||10:30am||Stadium of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU||Operators Nexus Unite the Union|
|Tuesday 21 July||09:30am||Stadium of Light||Nexus|
|Wednesday 22 July||09:30am||Stadium of Light||Nexus|
|Thursday 23 July||09:30am||Stadium of Light||Nexus|
|Friday 24 July||09:30am||Stadium of Light||Nexus|
The sessions are expected to finish at 17:00 each day but this is subject to change. Oral evidence sessions will not conclude later than 18:00.
The following parties will be involved in the oral evidence sessions:
- Arriva North East
- Go North East
- Unite the Union
All sessions will be held in public although some confidential evidence may be given in private.
Following the oral evidence sessions, the QCS Board has indicated that it expects written closing submissions by 11 September.
The board intends to publish its final report by 31 October 2015.
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Published: 29 June 2015