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Our latest news, press releases and statements and blog posts.

This page displays our latest news, press releases and statements and blog posts according to the date in which they were published.

  • 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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  • Preparation is key: the importance of pre-construction surveys and investigation

    ORR’s blog

    By David Hunt, Head of Economics and Policy, Highways Directorate.

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  • Office of Rail and Road Update - January 2017

    Newsletters

    Happy New Year to you all. Protecting the interests of rail and road users, now and in the future, is at the heart of what we do at ORR.

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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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