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What MP's want

News Key amendments to the Railways Bill recommended by MPs

Creation of new independent safety watchdog.

Strategic Rail Authority to publish quarterly rail company investment information.All planning authorities to consult SRA before formulating policies affecting railways.

Safety & Standards Directorate to be removed from Railtrack.

Confidential safety reporting system to include infrastructure maintenance companies.

SRA to assess impact of new rail services on other transport modes. Government to expand its case for giving SRA responsibility for light rail schemes.

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