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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  • Improvements needed to help passengers get compensation for train delays

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    Better information and stronger monitoring of standards are among recommendations called for today by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to help rail passengers get more of the compensation they are due from delays.

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  • ORR statement welcoming the Shaw Report on Network Rail

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today welcomed Nicola Shaw’s Report on the longer term future shape and financing of Network Rail.

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  • ORR statement in response to the CMA announcement

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) report on competition between passenger train operators.

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  • Heritage train operator prohibited from running rail services

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today issued a Prohibition Notice to West Coast Railway Company Ltd (WCRC) preventing it running its heritage rail services on the mainline railway.  The Notice relates to concerns about WCRC’s management of safety, following a number of incidents over the past year.

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  • Babcock Rail fined £400,000 after track worker injured in Flintshire

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    Engineering company, Babcock Rail Limited, has today been fined £400,000 for breaching of health and safety laws which led to a rail worker suffering injuries while renewing rail track in Flintshire, north-east Wales, two years ago. This follows a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

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