Friday 14 May 2021


< back | business | images | knowledge | library | rail unveiled | home


::: First of new West Midlands trams arrives

Railhub Archive
2001-09-20 ATO-001


Safety regulation moving in the right direction: ATOC

keywords: click to search

Association of Train Operating Companies

Phrases in [single square brackets] are hyperlinks in the original document

Phrases in [[double square brackets]] are editorial additions or corrections

Phrases in [[[triple square brackets]]] indicate embedded images or graphics in the original document. (These are not usually archived unless they contain significant additional information.)


Safety regulation moving in the right direction: ATOC

20 September 2001
source ATOC
type Press release

The Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) today described the new safety regulation structure recommended by Lord Cullen, as a welcome step forward in reducing the confusion and duplication created by the current arrangements.

ATOC Director, Steve Bence, said: "There are many recommendations in the report for the industry to consider, however, we are particularly pleased to see the recommendation to set up an independent Railway Accident Investigation Board, which ATOC put forward as part of its evidence to the

"Other recommendations that we also welcome are the establishment of a new independent body for setting industry safety standards and a new accreditation system for the industry's key suppliers to conform with."

During the inquiry, ATOC advocated a more radical approach for safety regulation by proposing the establishment of the National Rail Safety Authority (NRSA), a new and fully independent safety regulator which would have been responsible for setting, monitoring and enforcing safety standards, this would have brought the structure of UK rail regulation in line with proposed European Safety Directive.

"Whilst we are disappointed he has not taken forward the NRSA model we proposed, we are pleased Lord Cullen has sought to clarify the role and responsibility of the existing safety rail regulator which was a key theme of our submission to the Inquiry.


For more information call the ATOC Press Office on 020 7904 3010

Railhub Archive ::: 2001-09-20 ATO-001


Not logged on

327 stories

4 documents

5 documents