2015 blogs

A list of our blogs in 2015.

  • ORR business case 2015/16: On track?

    ORR’s blog

    As we end 2015, Chief Executive Richard Price reports on the Office of Rail and Road's (ORR) progress since April.

  • Six month review of Highways England’s performance

    ORR’s blog

    Peter Antolik, ORR Highways director, reflects on our report on Highways England’s first six months.

  • Why the rail industry should see passenger complaints as a good thing

    ORR’s blog

    Stephanie Tobyn

    At the Office of Road and Rail (ORR), we've been reviewing how train and station operators handle passenger complaints. Passengers should be at the heart of the railway, and central to this, they now play an increasingly important role in the operation of the railway; both by contributing to a growing share of its running costs but also providing valuable feedback to ensure services better meet their needs.

  • Why we are celebrating world statistics day

    ORR’s blog

    Today we are celebrating World Statistics Day, a global event supported by the United Nations to recognise the importance of statistics in shaping our societies. Statistics are valuable in highlighting trends, and in many cases causes of these trends, in almost all aspects of our lives – from world market movements to tracking social change and progress.

  • 175 years making Britain’s railways safer

    ORR’s blog

    18 August 2015

    Britain's railways are among the safest in Europe, but 175 years ago it was a different story. In the first decades of the nineteenth century, our pioneering railway system was unregulated, uncoordinated and to be honest, downright dangerous.