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Our latest news, press releases and statements and blog posts.

This page displays our latest news, press releases and statements and blog posts according to the date in which they were published.

  • GTR fined £1m after man killed on the Gatwick Express

    Press releases & statements

    Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd (GTR) has today been fined £1 million, with £52,267 costs, after being convicted of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

  • ORR urges sweeping reforms on accessibility and compensation

    Press releases & statements

    • Assisted travel reforms include improving the reliability of assistance for passengers, a shorter notice period for booking assistance and redress when things go wrong.
    • ORR recommends that train operators are required to tell passengers of their right to compensation during a journey and settle claims in 20 days.
  • ORR warns industry to refocus efforts on safety

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its Annual Report on Health and Safety which stresses that Britain’s railway remains one of the safest railways in Europe for passengers, but warns that the rate of improvement has shown signs of slowing.

  • Devolution of the Valley Lines: what the ORR is doing

    ORR’s blog

    By Nick Layt, Senior Manager, Consumer Policy & Compliance - Planning & operations.

  • Time for action: How we measure rail punctuality

    ORR’s blog

    By Aruna Ramyead, Information & Analysis team