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DfT outlines future role for operators

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■ First PSC tendered next year – let in 2024
■ Includes responsibility for train procurement

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Siemens challenges HS2 train contract award

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▄ Preferred Joint Venture bid failed on technical assessment
▄ Injunction sought to halt ministerial approval
▄ Third legal challenge after CAF and Talgo

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WIGAN – BOLTON ELECTRIFICATION - Business case trumps high cost

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■ Six route miles tops GWEP unit costs 
■ 17 bridges highlights civils cost challenge 
■ National Electrification Efficiency Panel in challenge mode

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ELECTRIFICATION U-TURN - Taken to task on central direction

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■ Centralisation deprecated all round
■ Industry proposes turnkey contracts
■ Informed sources put me straight

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GOVERNMENT RAISES TRAIN AIR QUALITY CONCERNS

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■ RSSB research highlights complex problem
■ Hitachi bi-modes and Voyagers the worst offenders
■ More trains to be monitored
■ Swift action promised

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SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT

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Five-car ‘710s’ still on top in New Train TIN-watch

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RESERVATIONS - Walk-on versus ambiance

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■ Inter-city operators under fire
■ LNER running dual system

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Williams-Shapps: what future for open access?

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■ Increased track access charges for new ventures
■ Revenue abstraction criteria eased
■ Existing operators protected

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Seeking the cure for cracks

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DfT goes legal as Hitachi 800 Series saga continues

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Williams-Shapps Plan: creating the new model railway

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ROGER FORD CONTINUES HIS ANALYSIS OF THE WILLIAMS-SHAPPS PLAN
■ DfT developing ‘operating model’
■ Transition Team in action
■ Timelines emerging

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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

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Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

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Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference reverts to its usual format as an in-person event for spring 2022. With the exciting plans in the new Wales and Borders franchise and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.