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Industry, Government and other offical sites

Crossrail

Two new railway routes are proposed across London to provide vital links for people and businesses in the S.E. of the U.K.. Crossrail Line 1,the East-West route aims to run through Hayes, Paddington, Tottenham Ct. Rd. and Stratford. Crossrail Line 2, the South West-North East route, plans to run through Clapham Junction, Tottenham Ct. Rd and Dalston. Information about the project, the need, press releases and much more are presented.

Department for Transport-Railways. (U.K.)

A comprehensive presentation of aims, statistics, proposals, consultation papers and other matters covered by the Department of Transport with respect to railways is available. The site shows the Department's endeavours to increase passenger numbers with a growth in freight traffic combined with a high quality service with enhanced safety.

Health & Safety Executive

This site explains the role of the H.S.E. with respect to railways. Available are reports on recent major rail accidents and safety related incidents. The site covers a wide range of topics including carrying out assessments of safety cases, inspections and audits, providing guidance and support together with useful rail information. (See also the site for the Railway Accident Investigation Board who will investigate future railway incidents).

ITSO

The ITSO organisation was formed to build and maintain a specification for smartcard ticketing. (Smartcards provide a technique for contactless ticketing for transport systems and other uses). The membership of ITSO is broadly based and includes PTEs, Local Authorities, Passenger Transport Operators and suppliers of equipment, systems and services.

National Rail

(Includes the National Rail Timetable)

For train times, to plan your journey, service alterations, places to visit, live departure boards, news magazines, special offers then visiting this site is well worth while. There is a special section for forthcoming events for young and old alike. The site is provided on behalf of all train operating companies (ATOC).

Network Rail

The Network Rail site presents much useful information about many aspects of the national rail network. News and press releases are shown relevant to current events. Links available to other industry partners include freight and passenger companies together with Government agencies.

Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB)

The RAIB was established by the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003. The role of the RAIB is to be the independent railway accident investigation body for the United Kingdom.

Rail Safety & Standards Board

The RSSB role is to provide leadership in the development of the long term safety strategy and policy for the UK railway industry. Through this site is presented the organisation's structure, safety focus areas, research and development together with news and views.

The National Railway Museum (UK)

The National Railway Museum in York, England is the largest railway museum in the world, responsible for the conservation and interpretation of the British national collection of historically significant railway vehicles and other artefacts. The Museum contains an unrivalled collection of locomotives, rolling stock, railway equipment, documents and records. Visit this site to see what is there, enjoy an interactive tour. View the workshops by webcam. This web site is extensive and only a visit can do it justice.

The Office of the Rail Regulator

The functions and duties of the Office of the Rail Regulator are presented. Press releases and publications available are listed together with the people involved in its operation.

U.K. Rail Maps

This link takes you to the National Rail website maps page. An excellent selection of maps are available for the U.K. National network.

last updated: 01/11/13