Author: Alistair Kennedy

High Speed 1 (HS1) is a 109 km high-speed railway linking St Pancras International station in London to the Channel Tunnel. The line is owned by the Department for Transport (DfT) but is operated and maintained by HS1 Company Ltd (under a 30-year concession) which...

Network Rail is an arm's length public body of the Department for Transport and, as such, is an asset that needs to be valued in DfT’s accounts. To calculate its financial value, Network Rail has developed a Depreciated Replacement Cost (DRC) model which estimates the...

  In June 2017, Rail Safety & Systems Assurance was appointed by Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) to review the Safety Management Systems (SMSs) of its Infrastructure Manager and Railway Undertaking arms. The review was prompted by the need to perform an external audit of the SMSs...