Emphasising the Importance of Rail Industry Standards in Licence Conditions

Hard work behind the scenes by RSSB and ORR has led to a proposal aimed at removing confusion about Rail Industry Standards. Changes aim to underline the requirement to apply relevant standards in individual companies’ safety management systems.

The Railways Act 1993 requires train operators, infrastructure managers and stations operators to have a licence from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).   These licences contain requirements for these organisations to become members of RSSB; comply with Railway Group Standards (RGSs); and comply with the RGS Code which sets out the governance for the management of RGSs.

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