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Railways are often controlled by governmental or independent safety and economic regulators, responsible for ensuring that railway operators and infrastructure managers comply with certain laws and standards. Regulatory aspects include funding requirements, access to railway networks and controlling the licenses of the operators of railway assets. Regulators also enforce consumer/passenger protection law in relation to the railway.
What are the emerging and evolving topics around railway regulation, legislation and standards?
Women Inspiring Rail: A Q&A with Vanessa Sutherland, SVP Government Relations & Chief Legal Officer, Norfolk Southern
For our next Women Inspiring Rail instalment, Vanessa Sutherland, SVP Government Relations and Chief Legal Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation, tells us that her team must develop long-term strategies to support the operations of the company and how she has enjoyed being a mentor for other women in rail.
The new regulation will strengthen the rights of passengers in the face of delays and cancellations, and will limit the financial impact on rail operators.
Stefan Siegler, Chairman of the International Rail Quality Board (IRQB) explains the consortium’s vision and how IRIS Certification™ will help deliver better quality rail services and ultimately improve daily mobility across rail.
Amendment of the CCS TSI 2019: Opportunities for higher efficiency and better quality from the on-board perspective
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FirstGroup and Trenitalia have unveiled that Avanti West Coast will be the name of the new InterCity West Coast rail franchise in the UK, heralding a new era of innovative high-speed rail services.
For Episode 2 of Global Railway Review’s podcast, Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of Transport Focus speaks to our Editor, Craig Waters, about what Britain's railways do best, how the industry needs to change, the use of innovative technology, and are Britain's rail passengers getting the best deal?
This issue includes articles about Hull Trains’ new hi-tech fleet, establishing a new safety culture for European railways, how HS2 and NPR will be key to upskilling UK plc, the latest infrastructure modernisation projects in Croatia, In-Depth Focus sections on Noise & Vibrations and Rail Traffic Management Systems, plus experts…
Amtrak is claiming improved safety and enhanced passenger experience are the drivers for its record number of customers.
Mark Wild, Chief Executive of Crossrail Ltd has said the Elizabeth line will now not be fully open before 2021, explaining that further time is needed to complete software development for the signalling and train systems and the safety approvals process.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have announced the availability of $24 million in grant funding to initiate, restore, or enhance intercity passenger rail service for the country.
A report has revealed that Britain’s rail industry is committed to delivering over 1,000 extra services a week for passengers and the introduction of 1,000 new carriages during 2020.