On Friday, 13 October 2017 TfL officially announced a ‘pause’ to its Jubilee and Northern lines World Class Capacity programme. This harked back to a similar statement made by Patrick McLoughlin, then Transport Minister, about rail electrification – a project later restarted (albeit with omissions). The case here is rather different. This is a cancellation with a brave face put upon it. ‘Pause’ – as in ‘cancellation’ In fact, TfL’s formal ...
“The future is bright, the future is bi-mode!” or so one might imagine with the level of focus on this type of train. There are a number of bi-mode trains being developed or manufactured and the Government sees them as a way of bringing forward the passenger benefits planned to be delivered through the authorised electrification programmes, several of which are now running significantly both late and over budget. More recently, the planned electrification from Kettering to Nottingham ...
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