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Railway Law - Articles and news items

The CIT: legal expertise for rail transport undertakings

Issue 2 2016 / 23 March 2016 /

International rail transport can be tricky – at borders, everything suddenly comes to a standstill; tickets or consignment notes cause problems, rules for carriers concerning liability and damages don’t tally, and the interface between rail and ship or road is unclear. Having international law that governs railways is just not enough; it needs to be implemented on an operational level by the railways. And this is exactly where the International Rail Transport Committee (CIT) comes into play, explains Cesare Brand, Secretary General…

Visibility of trains – what’s changing?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 17 March 2016 /

In an article for European Railway Review, the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) discusses recent changes to standards for rail vehicles ensuring trains are sufficiently audible and visible on Britain’s railways…

ORR welcomes proposals for reform of level crossings law

Rail industry news / 25 September 2013 /

The Law Commission has published a report which sets out plans to modernise, simplify and clarify the law governing level crossings…

Appeal Court categorically rejects all legal challenges to HS2

Rail industry news / 24 July 2013 /

Work on a new high speed railway will continue after the Court of Appeal rejected further attempts to derail the scheme…

High court rejects legal challenges to HS2 in landmark victory for the government

Rail industry news / 15 March 2013 /

Government wins HS2 phase one judicial review…

Network Rail calls for cable theft law reform

Rail industry news / 27 July 2012 /

Almost 1km of signalling cable was stolen from the railway between Luton and Bedford overnight…

Rail Infrastructure Managers welcome overhaul of European railway laws

Rail industry news / 17 September 2010 /

The heads of EIM welcome the far reaching revision of basic European railway regulation proposed today by the European Commission…