The FRA have published the report which is the first to use metrics that provide comprehensive data on the passenger rail performance.
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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 FS Group have presented a 10-year business plan which offers a long-term vision and investment of over €190 billion, to ensure that infrastructure works are completed on schedule.
The FRA have established a Corridor Identification and Development programme to direct federal investments into passenger rail services across the nation.
ORR have officially given London’s Elizabeth line the green light ahead of it’s opening on 24 May 2022.
University of Birmingham and University of Technology, Jamaica will work together to boost the development of railway engineering in Jamaica.
The technology will enable efficient and sustainable transportation and electrical energy savings in the rail sector.
The Rail Social Value Tool was co-funded by Network Rail and helps to measures the social value of rail investments and infrastructure projects.
Alstom will partner with SACE to increase its exports in Italy and strengthen its relationship with the Italian supply chain.
East Midlands Railway have now completed the first phase of a £2 million upgrade to Eastcroft Depot, with the second phase already underway.
ProRail have cited rising costs as a consequence of the war in Ukraine as one of the main reasons why they have withdrawn the Maaslijn tender.
The RIA Northern Ireland have published a manifesto that sets out four key recommendations for rail, ahead of the country’s assembly elections.