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Operational planning into the High Speed era

Timings to less than half a minute may indeed be required for HS2 (image: HS2 Ltd)

William Barter is the IRO Tutor for Operational Planning and has followed closely the progress of the HS2 project. At a North East Area event members were fortunate to be able to share his experiences of planning for major projects, as David Monk-Steel reports

THE timetable is an important input to the business plan and infrastructure design, and so is an essential tool in project development to determine the optimal infrastructure, fleet size and labour force from the very earliest stage in planning a new railway.

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The tempestous Network Rail evidence session held by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee in late October makes the lead in the new edition of Railnews. The Committee has been deeply critical of Network Rail's management of its projects with particular attention being paid to the Great Western Main Line, where costs have trebled and the work itself is behind schedule. Another problem, but perhaps a happier one, is the overcrowding on the recently reopened Borders Railway. This reached such a point during the October mid-term school holidays in Scotland that replacement buses had to be used, and we also reveal that the large car park at the Tweedbank terminus already needs an 'overflow' area. There have been several openings in October, including the new station at Oxford Parkway and the Thameslink depot at Three Bridges, as well as the modernised Manchester Victoria. The National Training Academy for Rail in Northampton was also declared formally open by rail minister Claire Perry, who made an impassioned plea during her speech for the railway to look forward, saying: “This is an industry for the future – not the past”. British Transport Police are seeking a youth who crossed the tracks at a station only moments before a fast train ran through, while a bid to replace the Victorian crossing gates at Plumpton in Sussex has hit a snag -- a judge has granted the local council an injunction against Network Rail carrying out the work on planning grounds. In other news, trams should be running on the first part of Manchester's Second City Crossing before Christmas, Virgin Trains and Stagecoach Group have rebranded the Flying Scotsman and also issued a joint call for franchises to be replaced by licensed operators on intercity routes, while National Express has signed two more operating contracts in Germany.

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NEWS
RAIL minister Claire Perry declared the new National Training Academy
THE unhappy saga of Network Rail’s faltering electrification programme has
Perfect storm Network Rail apologised for Manchester disruption on 28
CONSTRUCTION has started of a new fleet of Siemens units
SOME of the busiest trains on the new Borders Railway
This sculpture of six giant poppies was unveiled at London
TRAINS started to carry commuters from a new station in
ONE of two major depots for future Thameslink services was
A NEW report by councillors is recommending a major expansion
MID Cheshire Community Rail Partnership walked away with the top
WORK began on a major upgrade at Newark Castle station
A EUROSTAR power car built by Alstom almost a quarter
THE rebuilt Manchester Victoria station has opened after a refurbishment
A JUDGE has ordered Network Rail not to replace the
CAMPAIGNERS calling for restoration of the railway between Stratford-upon-Avon and
Strike call The RMT announced that it had called a
TRAMS will be running on part of the Second City
THE number of journeys made on the Tyne & Wear
THE route of a proposed extension of Midland Metro has
BRITISH Transport Police officers have released CCTV footage and images
BTP officers in Scotland are hunting two men who were
A GRAFFITI vandal has been banned from the railway for
Trolley incidents BTP officers have described two incidents in Yorkshire
Dutch rescue The new chief exeutive of Dutch Railways was
THE German state-owned operator Deutsche Bahn has revealed that the
IRISH train services are being hit by new industrial action,
Devolution is one of the industry’s favourite words at the
RAIL minister Claire Perry declared the new National Training Academy
BUSINESS
STAGECOACH Group and Virgin Trains have suggested a fundamental reform
FORMER Network Rail chief executive Sir John Armitt and one
NATIONAL Express Group has signed two contracts with a combined
A REGIONAL partnership which was relaunched in late October is
NEXT year’s Infrarail exhibition will be at a new venue,
Tube contract Wabtec subsidiary Brush Traction of Loughborough has won
FEATURE
THE railway in Britain is officially described as ‘the safest
VIEWS & COMMENT
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THE nature of Britain’s railway organisation today can result in
IF you’re a fan of Downton Abbey or you like
WHEN we are compared to other countries in Europe, it
IT has been reported that Manchester Victoria [rated Category B
METHOUGHT Sim Harris’s response to Robert Talbot’s letter (October’s Railnews)
IT’S been claimed “some of the best rail passenger satisfaction
ONE of the initial problems with Great Western main line
MIKE FitzGerald, Chairman of the Kent Community Rail Partnership, unveiled
NETWORK
A SPECIAL ‘Explorer Train’ to South Devon, aimed at raising
SWT train guard James Doe, above, has again supported Prostate
A stunning image of a freight train curving through the
JONATHAN Sharrock is leaving HS2 Ltd to join the West
MORE THAN ten thousand railway staff have now been trained
PROTESTOR Philip Webb has started an on-line campaign against plans
AN exhibition of railway posters has opened at Scarborough Art
A woman passenger who faced walking home alone in the
CHILDREN at a South Wales primary school got the chance
WHEN celebrations were held in 2013 for the 75th anniversary
STAGECOACH franchise East Midlands Trains celebrated the first weekday of
MARKET HARBOROUGH station has been named as the best of
WITH Hallowe’en just behind us, Diary was suitably spooked to
THE timetable is an important input to the business plan
CAREERS
NETWORK RAIL has launched the third year of its award-winning
TRANSPORT for London has opened its doors to a record
SCOTRAIL’S third intake of Modern Apprentices in Customer Service graduated