Informed Sources

With Roger Ford

RESERVATIONS - Walk-on versus ambiance

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■ Inter-city operators under fire
■ LNER running dual system

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Williams-Shapps: what future for open access?

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■ Increased track access charges for new ventures
■ Revenue abstraction criteria eased
■ Existing operators protected

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Seeking the cure for cracks

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DfT goes legal as Hitachi 800 Series saga continues

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Williams-Shapps Plan: creating the new model railway

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ROGER FORD CONTINUES HIS ANALYSIS OF THE WILLIAMS-SHAPPS PLAN
■ DfT developing ‘operating model’
■ Transition Team in action
■ Timelines emerging

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Siemens reboots affordable signalling renewals

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Low Cost Digital Ready approach to be applied in Devon and Cornwall

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Hitachi cracking woes worsen

Meanwhile, Northern ‘769s’ join the New Train TIN-watch table

Decarbonising transport - can Network Rail deliver?

■ Concerns over TRU and MML Phase 3 costs
■ Central technical direction needed
■ Regional responsibility risks fragmentation

Transport decarbonisation - India shows the way

■ Strong central direction
■ Total commitment by government and industry
■ Mission 100% electrification

Transport decarbonisation - now show us the money

■ Unambiguous commitments to electrification n Freight the clear winner
■ Third rail infill options to be pursued
■ ‘Sparks effect’ acknowledged

Hardware hamstrings ECML 2022 timetable plans

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■ Deferral recommended to May 2023
■ Azuma crack repair timescale still unknown
■ Grid supply upgrade delay
■ £1.2bn enhancements waiting

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