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Building on the success of the Elizabeth Line

PHILIP SHERRATT

With a full timetable now up and running, TfL’s Elizabeth Line Director HOWARD SMITH tells PHILIP SHERRATT what is next for London’s new railway

PHILIP SHERRATT
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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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Nestle’s double-stack trial success

Andy Roden

Company seeks to develop concept further

Andy Roden
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‘717s’ set for ETCS upgrade

Andy Roden

Latest baseline software to be installed

Andy Roden
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HS2 beats schedule on bridge removal

Andy Roden

Structure to make way for HS2 tracks

Andy Roden

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