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Railways: Interoperability Directives

Volume 697: debated on Tuesday 18 December 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 27 November (WA 114), which parts of the United Kingdom rail network are excluded from the interoperability directives. [HL829]

Currently, the interoperability directives apply to the high-speed network and the conventional Trans-European Networks within the United Kingdom. Everything else is excluded. The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006, Schedules 1 and 2, define the scope of the Trans-European Networks for member states.