ORR’s blog

Our thoughts and insights into the work that we are doing across the railway industry as a joint economic and safety regulator and as highways monitor.

The rail regulator's blog

  • 2014-15 business plan stocktake

    ORR’s blog

    ORR CEO, Richard Price, looks back on how ORR has delivered against its strategic objectives for 2014-15.

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  • Improving access to Britain’s railways

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    Tomorrow (17 January 2015) is Disabled Access Day. The day is all about people getting out and about and visiting new places – and it provides a good opportunity to highlight ORR's current work with passengers, the rail industry and developers to help improve rail services for disabled passengers.

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  • Keeping our railways running safely this winter

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    ORR chief executive Richard Price explains what the regulator is doing over the winter period to ensure minimal disruptions to passengers.

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  • Why is it so hard to capture complaints made through social media?

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    The impact of social media, Peter Moran and Sneha Patel, ORR information and analysis team.

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  • 41,000 hours inspecting the railways already this year

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    Tom Wake – ORR's principal inspector, Network Rail - South East

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