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Informed Sources: TOCs' Erma Challenge

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Hold 'em, fold 'em or walk away?...

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Informed Sources: Slow reliability growth frustrating

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Informed Sources October 2020

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Informed Sources: Carmont highlights climate change impact

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Informed Sources October 2020...

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Informed Sources: EMA replacement challenges DfT

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Informed Sources October 2020...

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ALTERNATIVE TRACTION: THE BIG GUNS OPEN UP

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To date, alternative traction – batteries, fuel cells, steam turbines, genetically modified hamster wheels...

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SOFTWARE: TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

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Traction electronics have been around for longer than you might think...

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Bathtub curves calculated

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Hitachi’s Class 385 is a model of reliability growth...

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‘Informed Sources’ Laws 2020

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Here’s your handy guide, plus some background...

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Who runs the railway 2020?

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Two-thirds of TOCs run by railway lifers...

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Social distancing impacts depots

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The Covid crisis may not help new train reliability growth...

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It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

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The brainchild of Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

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RVE is the original UK show specifically focused on Rail Vehicles and Enhancements.

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

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