EWS objects to "prejudicial" Crossrail proposals

Petition (26 pages, PDF) to the House of Commons by English, Welsh & Scottish Railway Limited against the Crossrail Bill in its current form. EWS objects in particular:

The petition suggests that the provisions of the Bill are incompatible with the UK's obligations under EC directives on third-party access to railway infrastructure; and that they infringe Article 82 — presumably read in conjunction with Article 86(1) — by giving the Secretary of State, as promoter of Crossrail and sponsor of the main Crossrail passenger train service, the right to abuse his power by directing ORR not to grant requests for infrastructure access submitted by competing operators such as EWS.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

Filed under DfT, Public transport.

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