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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?

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In-Depth Focus – Rail: Thinking Long-Term

28 August 2020 | By

This In-Depth Focus explores several project developments and what long-term opportunities lie ahead for the rail industry, including: the importance of financing; what changes must take place to recover and move forward from the coronavirus pandemic; the continued approach to tackling climate change; and focusing on how improving passenger and…

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Global Railway Review Issue 4 2020

26 August 2020 | By

This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.

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COVID-19: Considerations for rolling stock lessors

18 June 2020 | By ,

Louise Mor and Patrick Moore, Partners from WFW’s Assets & Structured Finance Group, write that as rolling stock operators face continued disruption to their businesses due to the impact of COVID-19, lessors should be aware of eight key points, and to be proactive in staying ahead of any changes facing…

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Global Railway Review Issue 3 2020

18 June 2020 | By

This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.