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 statement on driver only operation

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    An ORR spokesperson said:

    "Trains with doors operated by drivers (known in the industry as ‘Driver Only Operation’) have been in operation in Great Britain for more than 30 years. ORR has scrutinised this approach, and our inspectors are satisfied that with suitable equipment, proper procedures and competent staff in place, it is a safe method of working."

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  • Waterloo remains the top stop for Britain’s rail passengers

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    Waterloo continues to top the list of Britain’s busiest stations with almost 100 million journeys in 2015/16.

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  • London Underground fined £500,000 for lift shaft fall

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    London Underground Ltd has been fined £500,000 for breaches of health and safety law after a maintenance worker was injured in a disused station at South Kentish Town in 2014.

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  • A new settlement with members: RSSB review complete

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    The rail regulator has recommended that the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) agrees a new settlement with its members, laying out mutual expectations and obligations.

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  • ORR's half-year assessment of Network Rail in Scotland

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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. Significant challenges remain in the delivery of major projects and network performance.

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