Alan Williams

Williams, Alan
July 2008
Modern Railways;Jul2008, Vol. 65 Issue 718, p88
The author deplores the decision of the British Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) to hand to the Treasury the fine it collected from the Network Rail debacle instead of spending it for the improvement of railway information systems. The ORR says its decision enhances effectiveness of the penalty but people within the industry thinks the decision is nonsense. He believes that the ORR, can find a more user-beneficial way of ensuring compliance than merely participating in a bureaucratic money-go-round with government otherwise it will earn the public's ire.


Related Articles

  • NR fined over crossing failings.  // Rail Business Intelligence;7/30/2009, Issue 347, p3 

    The article reports on the fines imposed to Network Rail Ltd. after it failed to maintain Croxton level crossing near Thetford, England. It notes that the company was fined 70,000 pounds plus 25,000 pounds on July 16, 2009 after it found guilty to charges of endangering passengers, train crew...

  • NR fined over Willenhall fence.  // Rail Business Intelligence;5/1/2003, Issue 197, p3 

    Reports on the fine paid by Network Rail for failing to repair gaps that had been made in steel palisade fencing at Willenhall in England. Details of the case.

  • Paddington fine.  // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;May2007, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p3 

    The author reports that Network Rail has been fined for the Ladbroke Grove rail collision which occurred in 1999. Thirty-one people died in this crash. According to the article, causes for the accident include the driver of the Thames train had run a stop light, and shortcomings in the training...

  • Network Rail faces heavy fine over crash.  // Professional Engineering;11/8/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 20, p14 

    The article focuses on Network Rail Ltd. which is facing heavy fine after pleading guilty to health and safety breaches over the Ladbroke Grove train disaster of 1999. According to the company, the tragedy happened before the Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) became available. TPWS...

  • Harris defends NR.  // Rail Business Intelligence;7/3/2008, Issue 321, p8 

    The article reports on the views of British Transport Minister Tom Harris regarding the £14 million fines to Network Rail (NR) on their project overruns. Harris said that 35 major project worksites and dozens of minor works were seen on the intensive period of engineering activity on the...

  • Network Rail fined for another level crossing death.  // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Jul2012, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p2 

    The article reports on 356,250 pounds of fine imposed to Network Rail Ltd. due to health and safety law breaches for lack of whistle that leads to the death of Julia Canning as she crosses the railway.

  • Hatfield fines total £13.5 million.  // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal;Nov2005, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p3 

    The article reports that Network Rail and Balfour Beatty have received fines totalling £13.5 million for their role in the Hatfield train crash in England in 2001. Balfour Beatty pleaded guilty to an offence under Section 3 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It also admitted its...

  • Network Rail fined £4million over Ladbroke Grove crash.  // Modern Railways;May2007, Vol. 64 Issue 704, p12 

    The article reports on the admission by Network Rail of health and safety failings of its predecessor Railtrack in the 1999 Ladbroke Grove railroad accident in Great Britain. Network Rail was ordered to pay £4 million in fines. Network Rail affirms its commitment to further improve its safety...

  • Network Rail's Business Plan.  // Rail Business Intelligence;6/19/2003 Supplement, Issue 200, p3 

    Details the business and financial plans of Network Rail for 2002-2003. Subsidy provided by the British government to the railways; Cost of the company's renewal of life-expired assets.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics