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South West Trains - Articles and news items

South Western franchise bidders required to set out plans to deliver better journeys

Rail industry news / 4 July 2016 /

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published an Invitation to Tender for the South Western franchise setting out requirements for more trains, additional space and faster journeys.

Two operators shortlisted for next South Western rail franchise

Rail industry news / 4 February 2016 /

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced two shortlisted companies who will compete for the next South Western rail franchise in June 2017.

Construction begins on Class 707 Desiro City fleet for South West Trains

Rail industry news / 29 October 2015 /

Siemens has begun construction on a £210 million fleet of Class 707 Desiro City electric multiple-units (EMUs) for South West Trains.

Network Rail submits plans for Waterloo Station expansion

Rail industry news / 27 July 2015 /

London Waterloo Station expansion and redevelopment programme moved a step closer on the 27th July following Network Rail’s planning application submission.

DfT to refranchise South West Trains

Rail industry news / 7 July 2015 /

The Department of Transport (DfT) has notified Stagecoach that it is ending discussions regarding the direct award of the extended South West Trains franchise from 2017-2019.

South West Trains and Network Rail alliance reshape

Rail industry news / 12 June 2015 /

Network Rail has announced changes to its alliance with South West Trains focusing on areas that deliver most for passengers.

South West Trains introduces GreenSpeed Driver Advisory System

Rail industry news / 21 April 2015 /

UK train operator South West Trains will install GreenSpeed Driver Advisory System to its trains to improve reliability and punctuality across the network.

Consortium appointed to deliver South West Trains network improvement plan

Rail industry news / 18 March 2015 /

South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance has agreed a partnership with contractors to carry out major improvement works at London Waterloo.

Passengers to benefit from £210 million boost to UK’s busiest commuter network

Rail industry news / 8 September 2014 /

150 new carriages will increase capacity, create jobs and boost economic growth…

Millions of passengers benefit from over £220m in station improvements

Rail industry news / 14 March 2014 /

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has officially unveiled a completely refurbished rail station for Wokingham…

Commuters in the south west to benefit from smart ticketing

Rail industry news / 31 October 2013 /

The government is investing £3.25 million in modernising ‘touch in – touch out’ ticketing technology for rail passengers…

£3-million Future Railway competition seeks remote condition monitoring solutions

Rail industry news / 7 October 2013 /

How can the rail industry exploit technology to remotely monitor the condition of the rail infrastructure?…

 

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