The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a final rule limiting the number
of consecutive hours passenger railroad workers can be on the job. The new
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulation will differentiate between
freight and passenger service.
This rule recognizes the difference between work during daylight hours and work
during nighttime hours when fatigue is most likely to occur. The final rule
Maximum on-duty periods and minimum off-duty periods for passenger train
employees including locomotive engineers, and conductors.
AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work