While the public are being asked to stay at home, the rail industry is using this opportunity to plan improvements around Manchester ready for when passengers return in much greater numbers.
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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.
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Launched by the European Commission, a variety of activities will put rail in the spotlight throughout 2021, to encourage rail use by both citizens and businesses and to contribute to the EU Green Deal goal of becoming climate-neutral by 2050.
The High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has shared the seven key rail improvements it thinks are urgently needed to support growth between the four nations of the United Kingdom.
The final rule requires 40 states and the District of Columbia to develop and implement highway-rail grade crossing action plans to improve public safety.
SAB Bröckskes has put a cable with excellent characteristics for permanent flexible use on the market - the new cable type SAB RailLine 560.
Take a look at Global Railway Review's most read news stories of 2020, including an app to help social distancing on trains, the world’s first two hydrogen trains successfully completing trial passenger services, and American high-speed rail project developments.
The Department for Transport (DfT) will delay the normal annual January change to rail fares until 1 March 2021, offering a significant window for commuters who cannot work at home to purchase cheaper season tickets at the existing rate and allowing greater flexibility in uncertain times.
The agreement with DfT has outlined that FirstGroup will not be required pay a pre-existing franchise agreement termination sum for Avanti, but must pay a contribution of £33.2 million for SWR.
To ensure safe travel for passengers during the UK Christmas travel window, the government has outlined a range of new measures for transport, including enhancing rail services, postponing and accelerating rail engineering works and cutting ticket charges.
Despite delivering safety improvements and fast-tracking technology projects during the pandemic, Amtrak's President and CEO has said that without additional funding for 2021, the corporation may be forced to further reduce services, defer critical capital projects and make more job reductions.
UK Transport Minister, Andrew Stephenson, has announced a range of recommendations that will deliver a fairer deal for communities impacted by the development of HS2.
The thirteenth edition of the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology will now take place from 20 to 23 September 2022 in Berlin, Germany.
The move will help to secure the future of passenger services in Wales and the Borders area and protect jobs in the face of COVID-19.
Great Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Thameslink have partnered with the British Transport Police to enforce face covering regulations.