Consultation outcome

Establishing a single European railway area: transposing an EU directive

This consultation has concluded

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Single European railway area (recast): response to the consultation

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Detail of outcome

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.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on transposing a directive to establish a single European railway area for the UK and UK side of the Channel Tunnel.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

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

Documents

Transposition of Directive 2012/34/EU: Establishing a single European railway area (recast) consultation document

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Annex W: impact assessment on the Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) Regulations 2015

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Annex Y: draft statutory instrument on Railways Infrastructure (Access and Management) and Railway (Licensing of Railway Undertakings) (Amendment) Regulations 2015

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Annex Z: recast directive transposition note

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Published 24 March 2015
Last updated 26 May 2016 + show all updates
  1. Government response to the single European railway area consultation issued.
  2. First published.