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 requires action by Network Rail over timetabling failures

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has required Network Rail to take four actions immediately to improve services for passengers after an investigation found systemic failings in the company’s general management of timetable changes. This contributed to massive disruption in May for many passengers.

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  • Kier fined £600,000 following concrete block building site injury

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    Kier Infrastructure was today fined £600,000 after being convicted of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act.

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  • Workers are key to ensuring Britain's railways remain safe

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its Annual Report on Health and Safety Performance which reveals that Britain’s railways remain safe, but highlights that the industry must focus on supporting its staff to ensure passengers travel safely in coming years.

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  • ORR welcomes the European Commission's opening of an in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of Siemens and Alstom

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) welcomes the European Commission’s decision to open an in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of Siemens and Alstom. ORR, the economic regulator for railway markets in Great Britain, considers that the merger would have a significant detrimental impact on competition in important British rail markets. ORR will continue to engage closely with the European Commission, who are reviewing the merger, to ensure that Britain’s public interest is taken into account.

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  • ORR identifies issues causing Network Rail's poor performance for South Western Railway passengers

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its conclusions on Network Rail’s contribution to the poor performance suffered by passengers on South Western Railway (SWR). ORR calls on Network Rail to improve its planning, procedures and technology.

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