South West Trains Tackles the Capacity Crunch

Stagecoach will begin its third round of managing South West Trains (SWT), Britain's busiest passenger line, in February 2007. Scheduled to last a decade, it is during this third tenure that Stagecoach has commited SWT to increasing suburban capacity 20% and mainline capacity 21%. Ridership has increased 50% since Stagecoach began managing SWT in 1996, but has not quite reached maximum capacity. The author discusses Stagecoach's plans for effectively meeting capacity challenges, as well as other issues affecting SWT, such as punctuality, rolling stock, and public perception. An insert outlines the railway career of Ian Dobbs, SWT chairman.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 14-16
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  • Accession Number: 01043457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2007 2:20PM