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NEW RELIABILIT Y MEASURE COMING

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Informed Sources ‘701D’ to replace TINs as there’s a new...

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Informed Sources: Six-monthly progress report

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New Train TIN-watch takes a longer-term view...

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Informed Sources: Constraints needed for accident investigation closures

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Welcome to Informed Sources November 2020...

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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: Carmont highlights climate change impact

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Informed Sources: EMA replacement challenges DfT

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

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