A STUDY by the Alliance of New Rail Entrants (AllRail) puts Austria’s rail regulator Schienen-Control at the bottom of a list of 15 European rail regulators when it comes to approving new regulations. As a result, AllRail is calling for changes at Schienen-Control to make it more efficient.
AUSTRALIA’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) will take over full jurisdiction for railway safety in Queensland on June 30 following the passing of legislation by the state government on February 28 for it to cede responsibility to ONRSR.
The GCC member states are pushing ahead with plans to develop an integrated railway network between Oman and Kuwait. Kevin Smith reports from the GCC Metro and Rail conference in Muscat where the leading lights in the GCC railway industry gathered to discuss progress and the challenges facing this mammoth project.
ITALY's rail regulator (URSF) has ruled in favour of Italian Rail Network (RFI) in a dispute with open-access high-speed operator NTV over the recent erection of a fence at Rome Ostiense which prevents NTV passengers walking directly from NTV's lounge to their train on the adjacent platform 15.
THE transport ministers of Australia's state and territory governments have agreed to replace the country's seven state-based railway regulators with a new National Rail Safety Regulator, which will be based in Adelaide and come into operation in January 2013.