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With Roger Ford

TIN-WATCH PROMOTIONS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?

Informed Sources Cutting edge analysis of the issues which really...

Aventra reliability assessed

Informed Sources Do low MTIN figures belie good overall performance?...

Traction à la mode

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McNulty Review failure highlights today’s GBR challenge

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Rail reform – industry in limbo

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BR stock – still in demand

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

Class 769 failure generates interference

And more challenges for Alstom Aventras too Since...

Carmont report triggers Mk 3 safety scare

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

800 Series cracking – ORR final report

■ 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

‘345s’ in the spotlight

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