On the eve of the new Transport Secretary’s speech at the 2022 Conservative Party Conference, the RIA has called for the UK Government to provide more certainty to the rail industry.
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Regs & Legs
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?
The Oman Rail-Etihad Rail JV Company Board of Directors discussed implementation plans and technical studies to progress development of a joint railway network between the two countries.
Companies from Italy, France, and Spain have been nominated for the 2nd round of construction supervision services for the Rail Baltica main line.
The ORR has launched a consultation to ask stakeholders for their views on the processes and approach to the next periodic review of HS1 Ltd.
Rail Partners have published a report which outlines how private operators can support Government ambitions for growth and net zero.
RSSB have signed an MoU with the Korea Railroad Research Institute to enable more collaboration in research and development to further improve railway safety.
South Western Railway have announced a landmark commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040 at the latest.
ScotRail has been involved in a number of initiatives which aim to attract a more diverse and inclusive workforce into rail.
Etihad Rail and DB have concluded their joint knowledge transfer programme, which started in 2013, ahead of schedule.
Alstom have signed a contract to carry out preventive and corrective maintenance on 186 locomotives from the Ferromex fleet.
Alstom have signed an agreement with Polo Mercitalia (FS Group) to supply an additional 20 new generation Traxx DC3 electric locomotives.