2018 press releases and statements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2018 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

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  • ORR consults on wide-ranging proposals to make the railway more accessible for all

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published proposals significantly revising guidance for train and station operators to make the railway more accessible for all.

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  • ORR approves £35bn plans to boost Britain’s railway reliability and timetabling

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today set out its final determination on Network Rail’s *£35bn plans (£31bn in England and Wales and £4bn in Scotland) to make Britain’s railway more reliable and focused on passengers’ needs. The plans cover the five years from 1 April 2019, known as Control Period 6 (CP6).

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  • ORR approves passenger-focused plans for improving Scotland’s railway

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today set out its final determination on Network Rail’s £4bn plans to make Scotland’s railway more reliable and more focused on passengers’ needs. The plans will run for five years from 1 April 2019, known as Control Period 6 (CP6).

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  • DB Cargo (UK) Ltd found guilty after children suffer injuries at rail depot

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    DB Cargo (UK) Ltd has today been convicted after a four-week trial of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act, following a prosecution by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

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  • Rail Regulator opens investigation into GTR and Northern over passenger information

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today opened an investigation into whether Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Northern breached its requirements to do everything reasonably practicable to provide appropriate, accurate and timely information to passengers in the run-up to the May 2018 timetable and during the disruption that followed.

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