Thursday, 25 October 2012

Eye helps DfT with rolling stock sums

To commemorate Alstom's delivery of the final vehicles for the Extendolino fleet it's time for an exciting new Eye survey!

Ever keen to play a constructive role, Eye is inviting readers to help the numerically challenged Department for Transport with its rolling stock sums.

Remember - value for money is absolutely central to the railway of today!

So using your skill and judgement can you determine the difference between the cost of a diagrammed Pendolino and IEP vehicle?

As ever the poll is on the right hand menu bar - remember vote early, vote often! 

ToT puts RDG tanks on RIA & ATOC lawns

This from the Gruan interview with Tim O'Toole in advance of the Bradshaw Lecture...

Q: The train operators appear to have a bumpy relationship with Network Rail at the best of times. How will the RDG improve that?

A: Once the RDG is formalised, it will force Network Rail and the train operators to make the whole structure of the industry coherent. We do not want separate bodies, all of whom seem to have a separate piece of the industry. We want them organised into a more unified structure under the RDG, so we don't have an uncoordinated industry representing itself to the government and the public.

Eye readers might find the following explanation of RDG and ATOC membership helpful.

And no room of course for the supply chain or indeed the Roscos at the top table of ToT's exclusive new club.