Monday 8 October 2012

Economics | Infrastructure | Risk-based safety regulation on Britain's railways


At the International Railway Safety Conference in London today, ORR Chief Executive Richard Price set out how why a focus in excellence in management is central to risk-based safety regulation, but also complements the drive for greater efficiency, better customer service and a more commercial approach across Britain's railway industry.
Photo; Ian Prosser, Safety Director, and Richard Price, Chief Executive, Office of Rail Regulation

Friday 28 September 2012

London | Islington | Plans for Highbury Corner

See our review of recent plans for Highbury Corner, including pedestrianisation and an improved transport hub.

Sunday 23 September 2012

London | Islington | A history of Highbury Station

Our Flickr posting of the picture of the original North London Railway station at Highbury and Islington has generated some excitement. We've had a series of comments on the history of the station and Highbury Corner from local residents and historians - and even posts from the great-grandnephew of Edwin Henry Horne, the architect of the 1870s Highbury and Islington.

Thursday 28 June 2012

Economics | Infrastructure | Innovation Innovation and the modern railway - 'An eagerly-sought objective':

Speaking at the Modern Railways Innovation Awards, Richard Price sets out why innovation matters so much as demand for rail grows and why the challenges of greater efficiency and investment are a huge plus for the industry - and calls for rail businesses and innovators to do more to shape their own destiny.

Economics | Infrastructure The Periodic Review in rail, innovation and the supply chain:

The Periodic Review in rail, innovation and the supply chain:
In this speech to the rail industry's suppliers, Richard Price sets out why Network Rail's relationships with the supply chain are so important to the industry's ability to innovate, serve customers and secure value for money.

Economics | Infrastructure and economic regulation Regulation: when less is more

Richard Price argues that the rail industry should depend less on government intervention and take more of its own decisions on how best to invest, serve its customers and grow. Independent regulation can help free up businesses from micromanagement.