This Freedom of Information response concerns the meeting papers of the Thameslink Industry Readiness Board. Alongside the response letter, minutes, papers and documents for the Thameslink Industry Readiness Board and minutes of the Independent Assurance Panel meetings from 13 January 2017 to 29 June 2018 have been published.
The Thameslink Industry Readiness Board independently reviews, directs and challenges industry programmes for Thameslink 2018 operational readiness. The aim is to minimise the risks of entry into service and ongoing sustained operations.
The Thameslink 2018 Industry Readiness Board (IRB) is attended by DfT officials and representatives from rail industry partners. At the time of the IRB meetings the minutes, papers and documents were not seen by the ministers at the Department for Transport.