The proposed strategic rail authority and railway regulation by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee.

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Chairman: Gwyneth Dunwoody.

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StatementEnvironment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee. Vol.2, Minutes of evidence and appendices taken before the Transport Sub-committee.
Series[HC]. [1997-98] -- 286-II, Report / Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee. Session 1997-98 -- 3rd, House of Commons papers -- 286-II.
ContributionsDunwoody, Gwyneth., Pickles, Eric, chairman.
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Paginationv, 353p. :
Number of Pages353
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Open LibraryOL22392070M
ISBN 100102213984

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The introduction of the book is divided into two parts: the first provides an overview and the second traces the evolution of transport policy, particularly with respect to the United Kingdom but also with respect to developments in Europe and globally (particularly in the USA). The second part of the book focuses on the pricing of infrastructure.

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Strategic Rail Authority. On 25 March Network Rail put forward a bid to Railtrack Group for the purchase of Railtrack plc and, in addition, the acquisition of the operating rights for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) and ST. Pancras station, which are currently held by Railtrack Group’s wholly owned subsidiary Railtrack UK limited.

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STRATEGIC RAIL AUTHORITY. Following the Secretary of State for Transport's announcement in July about the future structure of the rail industry, the Strategic Rail Authority is to be wound up within the next months, by virtue of the Railways Bill currently before the UK.

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establish a Railway Accident Investigation Branch. It replaces the rail regulator by a regulatory board, to be called the Office of Rail Regulation. It creates an independent police authority for the British Transport Police and transfers responsibility for the force from the Strategic Rail Authority to a new police authority.

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