Sir John Peace has written to Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, warning him that any delay or downgrade of High Speed Two (HS2) would be a betrayal of the Midlands and the North, and urging him to publish the Oakervee review in full as soon as possible.
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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?
The agreement between the two parties means that the CBU-TAZARA Mpika Campus at the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority Training Centre in Zambia is now officially operational.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is to host an Industry Forum for small businesses interested in working on the Track and Systems Design-Build-Maintain contract for the state's high-speed rail project.
A statement released by Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, has raised concerns over the financial viability of the Northern franchise operated by Arriva Rail North.
The 82 design contracts have been awarded to a total of 34 suppliers and represents up to ￡640 million of investment by 2029.
The Rail Trends report proved that the Canadian railways are now fully recovered from the great global recession of 2008-09.
If Belgium fails to update its substandard climate policy, Flanders will be at risk of losing €500 million of public funds in fines.
Global Railway Review spoke to Richard James Thomas, UKRRIN Industrial Fellow in Data Integration and Cybersecurity at the University of Birmingham about how the sector can drive innovation forward by communicating with each other and keeping the railways relevant by using data to deliver good passenger experience.
Women Inspiring Rail: A Q&A with Vanessa Sutherland, SVP Government Relations & Chief Legal Officer, Norfolk Southern
For our next Women Inspiring Rail instalment, Vanessa Sutherland, SVP Government Relations and Chief Legal Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation, tells us that her team must develop long-term strategies to support the operations of the company and how she has enjoyed being a mentor for other women in rail.
The new regulation will strengthen the rights of passengers in the face of delays and cancellations, and will limit the financial impact on rail operators.