2015 news and announcements

All news and announcements from January to December 2015 are shown below. Other news and announcements are available under their relevant year.

Date: Subject:
  • Joanna Whittington confirmed as Office of Rail and Road CEO

    Press releases & statements

    Joanna Whittington has been confirmed in her appointment as Chief Executive Officer at the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) following an open public competition. The appointment is effective immediately.

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  • Rail Regulator calls for ticket machine price guarantee

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is calling on train operators to refund passengers after its new research showed that overall 1 in 5 mystery shoppers selected a more expensive ticket than necessary or were at risk of a penalty fare when using a ticket machine.

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  • ORR seeks improvement on Highways England’s capital planning, asset management and data reporting

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today released its Update on Highways England’s capital planning and asset management, outlining Highways England’s progress in developing better plans for maintaining and improving the motorways and main A roads. It highlights areas where ORR expects further improvement, including Highways England’s management of the condition of roads.

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  • Network Rail fined £800,000 following ORR prosecution for serious injury case at Redhill

    Press releases & statements

    Network Rail has today been fined £800,000 in a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR), following a serious incident on the railway two and a half years ago.

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  • ORR’s work on train dispatch safety

    Press releases & statements

    An ORR spokesperson said:

    "Yesterday we published our report on the introduction of DOO on GTR – Southern which confirmed that Driver Only Operation is a safe method of working.  As with all types of train dispatch, including dispatch by station staff and guards, this requires suitable equipment, proper procedures and competent staff in place.

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