Informed Sources

With Roger Ford

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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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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Island line ‘484s’ enter the fray

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Comings and goings in New Train TIN-watch

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Electrification: Prove you can deliver, demands DfT

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■ TRU and MML electrification test cases for cost reduction claims
■ TDNS rolling programme on hold
■ ‘Stop moaning’, electrification proponents told
■ Network Rail Board goes full duckweed

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Wigan – Bolton: NEEP goes in hard

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■ Civils costs halved
■ Bridge reconstruction slashed
■ Overdue renewals distort cost
■ Overheads exposed

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Runners and riders reviewed

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New Train TIN-watch promotion criteria amended as Lumo ‘803s’ graduate within three periods

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Network Rail slims ahead of GBR

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■ Last decade’s headcount growth reversed
■ Redundancies to follow VSS
■ More savings from GBR efficiencies

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Operators facing revenue-cost gap

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■ Omicron reversed ridership revival
■ Treasury sustains revenue support
■ Costs continued to increase through 2020-21

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Chasing Will o’the WISP

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■ Consultation on 30-year plan
■ Public competition for GBR HQ
■ Legislation lagging privatisation timescale

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