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The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail: impact for operators

This note considers the key changes for operators in the UK rail market arising from the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail and the associated risks and opportunities
04 October 2021

The Williams Shapps Plan for Rail: What is the future for Britain’s stations?

In this article, we consider who'll be responsible for Britain’s stations, what the station environment will look like and how the proposed reforms may deliver for passengers and stimulate investment
16 August 2021

Exports of goods from the UK from 1 January 2021

Without a trade agreement, businesses need to take action rapidly to deal with the new requirements they will face in relation to exports from 1 January 2021
16 December 2020

Press release

Burges Salmon named Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year

Firm named both Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year and UK Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards 2020
19 November 2020

Drones: disputes, disruption and efficiency in the construction industry

Drone (UAV) technology has made major leaps forward in the past few years and presents significant opportunities for improving efficiency and reducing disputes in the construction sector.
16 July 2018

Low carbon transport: renewable and development fuel opportunities in the UK

The Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) was amended on 15 April 2018. Our briefing explains some of the main RTFO amendments and explores the opportunities they create.
17 April 2018

Case study

West Midlands Trains: on the right track

175 years of experience has embedded in Abellio a social duty to passengers that extends beyond the journey on one of its trains, trams or buses.
29 December 2017

'Connecting people: a strategic vision for rail' – DfT’s rail policy

Ian Tucker and Rupert Lugg in our Rail team consider three key changes in DfT’s latest report on the rail industry.
06 December 2017

Secretary of State for Transport publishes railway guidance to ORR

We look at the key points in the new guidance, which replaces previous guidance issued to ORR in July 2012. 
07 August 2017

ORR publishes quarterly Rail Freight statistics: what has changed?

We take a look at the ORR's Q4 2016/2017 Freight Rail Usage Statistical Release and highlight some of the key changes.
21 June 2017

Airport refused the power to apply higher access charges to rail users of railway link

The ORR's 'ground-breaking' decision that Heathrow cannot apply higher charges for access to its rail link has been upheld. This ruling has implications for rail link operators, sponsors and users.
05 June 2017

Consumer Rights Act 2015 will apply to rail from 1 October 2016

The Government announced on 6 September 2016 that passenger rail will not receive the further anticipated exemption from the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which will apply in full from next month.
07 September 2016
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