Transport publications

11 June 2015

Conarken reaffirmed: negligent drivers liable to pay for rail network delays

Schedule 8 of a Track Access Contract is “logical, well-researched, carefully constructed, and well supported”. Those are the words of Mr Justice Akenhead in Network Rail v Handy and others meaning drivers (namely insurers) of road vehicles are liable for Network Rail’s TAC Schedule 8 loss if they negligently damage rail track or other installations and cause consequential TOC delays.

29 May 2015

Quaystone – June 2015

Following the unexpected election of a majority Conservative government, in this month's newsletter we reflect on the ramifications for the construction industry.

19 January 2015

HS2: compensation for owner-occupiers

A package of measures to compensate owner-occupiers affected by the construction of the Phase 1 HS2 route (London to Birmingham) was announced on 16 January 2015 by the Secretary of State. This briefing summarises the different compensation schemes that are available.

17 December 2014

How far must transport providers go to ensure access to wheelchair users on buses?

The Court of Appeal has provided much needed legal and practical clarity on the use of the wheelchair space on buses. We take a look at the key issues and one of the conflicting judgments made prior to the Court of Appeal judgment.

14 July 2014

Planning and Infrastructure update

There have been some important and interesting announcements over the past couple of months which highlight the Government’s continued commitment to encouraging infrastructure projects. In line with the announcement in the Autumn Statement, the Government has published the Infrastructure Bill. This covers some significant areas which are intended to facilitate the growth of industry and make the country more economically competitive internationally.