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TfL tenders for new DLR franchise

Andy Roden

Contract worth up to £2.3 billion

Andy Roden
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Connecting the tube

PHILIP SHERRATT

Mobile connectivity is being rolled out across the London Underground and Elizabeth Line – at no cost to London’s taxpayers. PHILIP SHERRATT explains how it is being delivered

PHILIP SHERRATT

Has signalling lost the plot?

ROGER FORD

■ Specifications still in ‘NR credit card’ mode
■ ORR competition addiction out of touch with reality
■ ‘ETCS-ready’ trains face obsolescence

ROGER FORD
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Crossing the divide

Andy Roden

An initiative between Network Rail and Arriva Rail London is providing their Operations Directors with direct experience of each other’s roles. ANDY RODEN speaks to GUNNAR LINDAHL and MATT POCOCK to discover how the railway could benefit

Andy Roden
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From project support to top notch performance

PHILIP SHERRATT

With the Crossrail project effectively completed, MTR Elizabeth line’s top priority is driving up punctuality, as MD MIKE BAGSHAW tells PHILIP SHERRATT

PHILIP SHERRATT

Not with a bang

Ticket office controversy highlights the disintegration of the railway

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Testing, testing: B23s set for service in 2024

James Abbott

The DLR’s new trains are on course to carry passengers next year, reports JAMES ABBOTT

James Abbott
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Great Turbostar Journeys

Ian Walmsley

Fed up with the pleasure being ripped out of rail travel? It is still possible to enjoy exploring by train

Ian Walmsley
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Piccadilly progress: 2024 stock reaches Wildenrath

James Abbott

New trains should be in service on the Piccadilly Line in 2025, Siemens Mobility’s SAMBIT BANERJEE tells JAMES ABBOTT

James Abbott

Passenger revenue recovery stabilising

ROGER FORD

■ Revenue now consistently just under £10.5bn a year
■ Long-distance travel leads recovery
■ Elizabeth Line success distorting data

ROGER FORD

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