2016 news and announcements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2016 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

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  • Delay Refunds: Regulator says some progress made but train operators must do more

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today noted train companies’ progress in improving how customers can claim compensation, as part of our latest Rail Compensation Report.

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  • Office of Rail and Road sets out its approach to monitoring road investment

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its approach to the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), in which it highlights a range of issues for consideration by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Highways England.

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  • ORR’s statement on driver only operation

    Press releases & statements

    An ORR spokesperson said:

    "Trains with doors operated by drivers (known in the industry as ‘Driver Only Operation’) have been in operation in Great Britain for more than 30 years. ORR has scrutinised this approach, and our inspectors are satisfied that with suitable equipment, proper procedures and competent staff in place, it is a safe method of working."

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  • Waterloo remains the top stop for Britain’s rail passengers

    Press releases & statements

    Waterloo continues to top the list of Britain’s busiest stations with almost 100 million journeys in 2015/16.

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  • London Underground fined £500,000 for lift shaft fall

    Press releases & statements

    London Underground Ltd has been fined £500,000 for breaches of health and safety law after a maintenance worker was injured in a disused station at South Kentish Town in 2014.

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