2013 news and announcements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2013 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

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  • Maintenance underspends and deferred renewals contributing to delays on the railways

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    Previous underspends on maintenance work, deferred plans to renew infrastructure, and other factors including engineering works overruns are contributing to delays to rail passenger and freight services, according to new data published today by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

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  • Britain's railways between 2014 and 2019 - ORR's final determination

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    Passengers are at the heart of final plans for Britain's railways over the next five years, which includes funding to close around 500 high-risk level crossings and tougher targets to reduce severe disruption on long distance services, the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) announced today.

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  • Train operator fined £75,000 for failing to protect safety of passengers

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    First Capital Connect (FCC) has today been fined a total of £75,000 and ordered to pay costs of £27,718 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) after the company failed to protect the safety of passengers trapped on a broken down train at Dock Junction, London, in May 2011.

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  • Annual Efficiency Assessment of Network Rail

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    Network Rail is underperforming on some of its efficiency objectives according to analysis from the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR).

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  • Network Rail fined £125,000 following death of Essex track worker

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    Network Rail has today been fined £125,000 and ordered to pay costs of £85,000 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) for breaches of health and safety law which were identified following the death of Malcolm Slater, a Network Rail track maintenance worker, in June 2008

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