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  • ORR Inquiry concludes passengers let down by rail industry failures

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), chaired by Stephen Glaister, has today published its interim Inquiry report into what caused the May 2018 timetable disruption, which led to passengers enduring delays and cancellations as they could not predict how long a journey may take, or even if it was possible to travel.

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  • ORR calls on industry to improve competition and innovation in the markets for ticket gates and ticket vending machines

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today announced that it will press industry to improve competition, value and innovation in automatic ticket gates (ATGs) and ticket vending machines (TVMs).

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  • ORR Chair announced

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    The Department for Transport (DfT) and The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP have today issued the following press release.

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  • ORR requires action by Network Rail over timetabling failures

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has required Network Rail to take four actions immediately to improve services for passengers after an investigation found systemic failings in the company’s general management of timetable changes. This contributed to massive disruption in May for many passengers.

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  • Kier fined £600,000 following concrete block building site injury

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    Kier Infrastructure was today fined £600,000 after being convicted of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act.

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