Press releases and statements

Our latest press releases and statements and media contact information.

Our press releases and statements are listed according to the year in which they were published.

This page includes the most recent five.

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  • Rail Regulator calls for ticket machine price guarantee

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • Statement on GTR-Southern’s Driver Only Operation

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    Ian Prosser, HM Chief Inspector of Railways, said:

    "Following a thorough review of GTR-Southern’s method and implementation of Driver Only Operation, ORR is satisfied that with suitable equipment, proper procedures and competent staff in place, it is a safe method of working.

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