Press releases and statements

Our latest press releases and statements and media contact information.

Our press releases and statements are listed according to the year in which they were published.

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  • ORR's half-year assessment of Network Rail

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    The Office of Rail and Road’s (ORR) half-year assessment of Network Rail, published today, identifies steady performance in its overall management of safety and of its assets and an improving picture of delivery against its updated enhancements programme. Significant challenges remain in the delivery of network and financial performance.

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  • Rail Regulator supports drive to more devolved decision making

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    The Office of Rail and Road has today confirmed in its initial consultation on the 2018 Periodic Review (PR18), that its regulatory approach will support a greater focus by Network Rail on working with train operators at route level, to deliver more for passengers and freight customers.

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  • ORR statement on new rail delay compensation research, published by Transport Focus

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    To understand more about passengers’ awareness of compensation eligibility and their experiences of claiming compensation for train delays, we contributed funding for Transport Focus to undertake a survey of 8000 passengers.

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  • ORR appoints new Director, Railway Planning and Performance

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has appointed Graham Richards substantively as Director, Railway Performance and Planning. Graham was previously acting as interim in the role following the departure of the previous incumbent.

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  • Regulator publishes revised guidance for rail industry on developing and maintaining staff competence

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published updated guidance on developing and maintaining staff competence for use in the railway industry.

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