Interoperability authorisation has a direct relationship to safety, but has a wider purpose of ensuring technical compatibility, reliability, performance and accessibility of new or substantially modified rail vehicles or infrastructure.
We sought views on a draft exemption to allow the placing on the market of asbestos-containing railway vehicles, and asbestos-containing components of railway vehicles. This stems from a consultation by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) on proposals for draft regulations that would allow the placing on the market and use of a second-hand asbestos-containing article
Consents granted under Condition 18 (interests in railway vehicles) of Network Rail's network licence since 2012 are listed below. For earlier consents, please visit the National Archives. Date of consent Issue Period Links to documents 4 Aug 2017 Wessex Alliance train interests 20 August 2017 to end of South Western franchise (circa 2024) ORR consent 15 Oct 2013 Hire of track recording train to
Consultation outcome Following this consultation we have published our policy statement relating to a progressive approach to infrastructure authorisation. Approach to authorisations under the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011 22 September 2017 This revised approach will, in some cases, enable applicants to propose grouping together what would currently be separate authorisation
Start date: 6 April 2011 End date: 20 May 2011We have consulted on our policy regarding the variable usage charges applied to vehicles that have been modified to reduce track damage. The variable usage charge is set to reflect track wear and tear costs. It thereby incentivises train manufacturers, owners and operators to invest in track-friendly vehicles.In this consultation, we proposed to give
The Department for Transport consulted between 9 June 2022 and 4 August 2022 seeking views on primary legislative changes required to effect rail reform as set out in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail.