New Train TIN-watch assesses reliability over the last 12 months

With Period 13 of our new train reliability analysis we come to the end of the 2019-20 term. Time, then, to review how the students of the Lord Nelson of Stafford Memorial Academy for Aspirant Manufacturers have performed.


As a reminder, the data for Period 1 is shown in Table 4. As you can see, in those kinder times we spared manufacturers’ blushes by showing only operator and class number.

This has been a remarkable year for the commissioning engineers. The number of fleets has increased from eight to 24 and the number of new units in service from 316 to 610. The combined mileage of all the fleets has more than doubled from 3.1 million to 6.7 million miles.

However, it should be noted that at the start of the year the Siemens Class 700 units for Govia Thameslink Railway and the two Hitachi 800 Series fleets in service with Great Western Railway represented two-thirds of the total. Today they still make up 40% of the total.

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