Informed Sources

With Roger Ford

BR stock – still in demand

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

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Class 769 failure generates interference

And more challenges for Alstom Aventras too Since...

‘345s’ in the spotlight

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

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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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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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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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