Press releases and statements

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  • Rail Regulator publishes passenger delay compensation claims data

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    Official statistics released for the first time today by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) show there were around 3 million compensation claims made for rail delays between April and mid-October 2018, of which 84% were approved and 92% were closed within 20 working days.

  • Network Rail fined £200,000 following level crossing accident

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    Network Rail was today fined £200,000 with £86,000 costs after being convicted of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act.

  • Waterloo Station is busiest in Britain for 15th year

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    Waterloo is the busiest station in Britain for the 15th consecutive year, despite the total number of passenger entries and exits falling by five million to 94.4 million.

  • ORR lays out timetable recommendations to improve service for passengers

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), chaired by Stephen Glaister, has today published its recommendations for preventing a repeat of the May 2018 rail timetable failure, alongside a draft Final Order requiring that Network Rail improves its timetabling process.

  • London Underground and Balfour Beatty fined total of £433,000 after worker suffered life-changing injuries

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    London Underground Limited and Balfour Beatty Rail Limited were today fined £100,000 & £333,000 respectively, after pleading guilty to breaking health and safety laws which led to a worker suffering life-changing injuries, in a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).