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

The Court of Appeal has provided much needed clarity on the use of wheelchair space on buses. We consider the key issues and a conflicting judgment made prior to the Court of Appeal judgment.
17 December 2014

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Planning and Infrastructure update

Recent announcements stress the Government’s commitment to encouraging infrastructure projects with the Infrastructure Bill intending to facilitate industry growth and international competitiveness.
14 July 2014

Late Payment of Commercial Debts Act 1998, is interest payable on an arbitration award?

The case of Martrade Shipping v United Enterprises was an appeal to the High Court from an arbitration of various charterparty disputes. Was a UK jurisdiction clause enough?
24 June 2014

ORR scrutiny of Network Rail performance

Taxpayers and rail users will soon be able to monitor Network Rail's progress against its regulated outputs and scrutinise the delivery of its multi-billion pound five-year plan for a better railway.
23 May 2014

Disabled passenger access to the rail network

On 28 March 2014, the 'Office of Rail Regulation' published findings from its research on disabled travellers’ awareness of the assistance available when travelling by rail.
08 May 2014

Partnering and good faith – what does this mean?

When parties have entered into a detailed contractual arrangement, the court is reluctant to interpret the written terms in a way which might “distort” the bargain they have made.
17 April 2014

New role for the European Railway Agency: rolling stock certification and authorisation

On 14 March 2014, the EU Council of Transport Ministers agreed that the European Railway Agency would act as a 'one-stop shop' for safety certification and vehicle authorisation.
31 March 2014

Investigatory reports liable to be used as evidence in subsequent proceedings

Transport: a recent court decision supports the view that independent agencies' reports provide valuable analysis of the facts and so can and should be used in subsequent court proceedings.
14 March 2014

Consumer Rights – implications for rail travel

Historically, a very small number of passengers have sought imaginative routes to avoiding full fares. The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 may give them another option to consider.
23 December 2013

Department for Transport publishes review of rail fares and ticketing

We take a look at the DfT's review, 'Rail Fares and Ticketing: Next Steps', setting out its proposals on fares and ticketing to support its wider policy objectives.
30 October 2013

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Rail: Market Access Infraction Proceedings

This briefing explores how the European Court is clarifying national obligations under European Railway liberalisation law including charging, allocation and performance incentives.
09 September 2013

Limits on disclosure required in bus services access litigation

A recent court decision provides a timely reminder of the limits and appropriate use of disclosure remedies in response to a competition claim brought by Arriva against London Luton Airport.
04 September 2013
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