The International Union of Railways and the European Union Agency for Railways have signed a coordination framework to contribute to railway safety, interoperability, and technical harmonisation.
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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 Office of Rail and Road has published its latest finance report which highlights just how much the rail industry was substantially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to 2021.
Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking will be the largest European rail research and innovation programme ever, delivering activities worth €1.2 billion and aiming to provide a faster uptake and deployment of projects and innovations.
Leaders in the North of England have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, to propose a way forward to support residents and businesses of the North, following the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan.
The Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger proposal has received the required Mexican regulatory approvals to create the first single-line rail network linking the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
Alstom has announced the transfer of its Coradia Polyvalent platform, its TALENT 3 platform and its Reichshoffen production site in France, to CAF.
As more passengers return to rail, Britain's Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is calling for Network Rail to take action to retain a railway which more reflects the train service performance improvements seen during the pandemic.
AutoFill, a Dutch deep tech company revolutionising inspection workflow processes for the automotive and rail industries, has secured €2.6 million in pre-series A funding.
In comparison to other asset classes, operating lessors in the rail sector have had a relatively ‘good’ pandemic, and deal activity remains strong. Here, Louise Mor, Partner in WFW’s Assets & Structured Finance Group, sets out some of the key areas for operating lessors to consider when planning their financing…
UK rail industry experts have reacted to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget 2021 and Spending Review which includes £46 billion investment for railways.
Rail Baltica has been granted an additional major €19.7 million in funding from the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency and the Baltic States RB Rail AS joint venture.
DB Cargo UK’s ‘Freight belongs on rail’ campaign will lobby for a legally-binding target for future modal shift to switch freight from road to rail, with aims to encourage other businesses to follow.
As the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline passes its two year milestone, the Railway Industry Association urges the UK government for an updated plan.
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