Informed Sources

With Roger Ford

Wigan – Bolton: NEEP goes in hard

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD

Runners and riders reviewed

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

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD

Operators facing revenue-cost gap

ROGER FORD

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

ROGER FORD

Chasing Will o’the WISP

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

ROGER FORD

Lumo ‘803s’ leap into the lead

ROGER FORD

New entrant to New Train TIN-watch goes straight to the top

ROGER FORD

800 Series – Hitachi’s remedial mods break cover

ROGER FORD

■ Substantial yaw damper arm mountings dwarf similar trains
■ Machined castings include bodyside stiffening
■ Alternative solutions reported on trial train

ROGER FORD

New HS2 fleet - short on detail

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■ Train weight and seating claims confused
■ UK gauge ETR1000 likely
■ Mystery pantograph highlighted

ROGER FORD

Operators face ongoing new train woes

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■ Alstom: Class 701 joins record lateness club
■ CAF: trams suffer weld failures
■ Hitachi: low availability compounds cracking issues
■ Stadler: passenger’s favourite tries maintainers

ROGER FORD

Passenger traffic recovery - LNER shows the way

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■ 20 points clear of next franchised long-distance TOC
■ ECML open access operators also recovered strongly
■ Greater freedom of action with OLR?

ROGER FORD