Guidance

Train driving licences and certificates

2 September 2021
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We've created a range of guides to explain the different responsibilities within the Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations 2010 (TDLCR). Our guides provide comprehensive information on all aspects of the TDLCR.

Coronavirus advice

17 August 2021
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This page contains our coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for the railway industry and passengers.

Railway Safety Regulations 1999

30 July 2021
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Update and changes to Railway Safety Regulations 1999 guidance on Mark 1 type rolling stock and hinged door rolling stock.

Track access guidance

28 July 2021
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If a train operator wants to access the national railway network, it will need a track access contract with Network Rail. This page sets out what you need to know.

Interoperability

28 July 2021
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New, major, upgraded or renewed infrastructure and rolling stock applicants have to follow a framework and seek an authorisation from us before placing the infrastructure or rolling stock into service.

Accessible Travel Policy (ATP)

21 June 2021
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Train and station operators are required by their operating licences to establish and comply with an Accessible Travel Policy (ATP) which must be approved by us.

Minor and heritage railways

18 June 2021
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Minor and heritage railways are 'lines of local interest', museum railways or tourist railways that preserve, recreate or simulate railways of the past; or demonstrate or operate historical or special types of motive power or rolling stock.

Level crossings

15 June 2021
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The Office of Rail and Road is the enforcing authority for level crossings in Great Britain.