Closed consultation

Revising railway safety regulations: 1997, 1999 and 2001

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Seeks comment on a review replacing existing railway safety regulations with newer guidance.

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Consultation description

Consultation on proposals to recall 3 sets of regulations:

  • Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1997
  • Railway Safety Regulations 1999
  • Railway Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2001

and replace them with a new set of rules, which would:

  • prevent the operation of trains without required protection systems
  • introduce a new requirement for the train protection system to ensure safe performance
  • prevent the operation of Mark 1 rolling stock unless crash-worthiness improved
  • keep a means of emergency communication between the train driver or conductor and passengers
  • remove superseded duties and requirements
Published 8 July 2014