2017 news and announcements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2017 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

Date: Subject:
  • Continued focus on industry improvement required to ensure ongoing safety of Britain’s railways

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its Annual Report on Railway Health and Safety performance which shows passengers on the mainline railway continued to be assured of a safe journey on Britain’s railways.  However, ORR identifies challenges which must be carefully managed if passengers and workers are to continue to be protected.

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  • Court upholds ORR decision on Crossrail charges

    Press releases & statements

    As the independent regulator for the UK’s railways, we have a statutory role in ensuring charges to run trains on relevant networks are underpinned by evidence and comply with legal requirements.

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  • Rail Regulator publishes principles for driver controlled operation

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road has today published safety principles it expects train companies to follow when rolling out and managing Driver Controlled Operation (DCO).

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  • Statement re REBS mechanism payments 2015-16

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road has today published the payments due between Network Rail and the ten train operators participating in the route-level efficiency benefit sharing mechanism (REBS) for 2015-16. The payments are shown in the table below.

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  • French and British rail regulatory bodies publish opinions on the 2018 Network Statement of Eurotunnel

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road ("ORR") and Autorité de Régulation des Activités Ferroviaires et Routières (“Arafer") are the responsible bodies for the regulation of the Chanel Fixed Link. Both organisations have published today their opinions on Eurotunnel’s 2018 Network Statement.

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