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South West Trains - Articles and news items

What will the new franchise mean for South West Trains?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 13 April 2017 /

Graham Ellis discusses how the change in the South West Trains franchise will affect the choice of trains used by the operator.

How the rail industry is supporting south London, Surrey and Berkshire

Rail industry news / 29 March 2017 /

The rail industry, including Network Rail and South West Trains, has invested over £50 billion in Britain’s rail industry and new figures show the extent to which this investment has supported south London, Surrey and Berkshire.

First MTR South Western Trains Limited wins South Western franchise

Rail industry news / 27 March 2017 /

The Department for Transport has announced that First MTR South Western Trains Ltd has been awarded the South Western franchise which will run for seven years from 20 August 2017.

Virtual reality allows commuters to view the new Waterloo station

Rail industry news / 20 February 2017 /

Network Rail and South West Trains give commuters the opportunity to view a re-developed International Terminal at Waterloo station using virtual reality headsets.

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.