The British Safety Council (BSC) has awarded Network Rail’s Infrastructure Projects (IP) Track team a Globe of Honour for sustainability.
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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?
Jo Fautley of Build UK states the Common Assessment Standard has been developed “by industry, for industry, based on standards that clients, contractors and the supply chain have all agreed on.”
A report by the Northern Powerhouse Independent Review into HS2 says it is important for the North and Midlands to take control of their high-speed rail network and that cancelling the project without viable alternatives will not deliver transformational benefits to the UK economy.
Norway’s rail infrastructure manager, Bane NOR and the Spanish rail infrastructure manager, Adif, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to create better opportunities for a closer and more flexible cooperation.
The company creating a new direct rail connection between Oxford and Cambridge has made its first major strategic award by appointing an Arup-led consortium to support the early works of project.
RB Rail AS is planning to nominate a single NoBo provider to assess Rail Baltica's trackside infrastructure according to the requirements set in TSI.
The railways across the Nordic region are already some of the world’s most efficient and forward-thinking networks. But with increased passenger and freight demand, plus industry requirements to be more sustainable, the region’s railways must continue to invest and adapt to safeguard its future. This Leaders’ Debate gives key industry…
FS Italiane has shown strong growth in the first half of 2019, reporting a 2.2 percent rise in its operating revenues to a total of €5.98 billion.
Britain’s passengers are set to benefit from a railway that can cope better with extreme weather and increased demand after Network Rail announces an investment of millions of pounds to work with universities to boost research and development.
Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has published a masterplan which details a strategy to double the number of rail journeys in the city-region by 2040.