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The government has published its final response to the consultation on the Transposition of Directive 2012/34/EU.
The government response summarises the feedback received. It also contains details of the amendments which the government intends to make to the draft regulations in light of that feedback.
Detail of feedback received
Eleven responses were received in total. They were from Train Operating Companies, government and regulatory bodies and other businesses active in the railway industry.
The Department for Transport seeks views on proposals to transpose Directive 2012/34/EU. This would establish a single European railway area for the UK and the UK side of the Channel Tunnel and repeal and consolidate (‘recast’) previous EU legislation for ease of reference.
We are asking for specific feedback on proposed methods to implement the directive, keeping previously transposed optional derogations and the regulatory body’s powers to fine.
The draft Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) and Railways (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 would implement this directive in the UK.
The draft regulations make amendments to existing policy which relate to the:
- access and management of railway infrastructure, including services
- licensing of railway undertakings
- role of the Office of Rail Regulation