Informed Sources

Has signalling lost the plot?

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

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Passenger revenue recovery stabilising

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

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BR stock – still in demand

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■ DMUs cling on while EMUs scrapped
■ Cost of replacement units increasing

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‘345s’ in the spotlight

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How will the Elizabeth Line trains perform as the central section opens?

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800 Series cracking – ORR final report

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■ No independent technical investigation
■ Call for review of standards
■ Six-year modification programme
■ Four weeks out of service for nine-car set
■ Fresh crack locations emerging

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Carmont report triggers Mk 3 safety scare

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■ Extensive industry studies validated life extension
■ Structural integrity the key
■ Crashworthiness standards focused on low-speed collisions

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Island line ‘484s’ enter the fray

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Comings and goings in New Train TIN-watch

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Anglia pioneers 21st Century Operations

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■ Network Operations Strategy starting to deliver
■ Liverpool Street IECC pilots radical reorganisation
■ Key role for Luminate TMS

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South Eastern milked over 13-year period

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■ DfT imposes £23.5 million penalty
■ Overpayments hidden in TOC accounts
■ DfT recovers £64 million

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Limited scope for train operator cost cuts

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■ Switch from net premium to subsidy signalled problems
■ Rolling stock and track access dominate rises
■ Costs stabilised after year-on-year increases

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