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 Five Year Assessment: Highways England achieves targets but improvements must continue

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    Highways England has delivered the majority of its commitments and made good progress over the first road period but the programme set out for major improvements was too optimistic.

  • Rail Regulator: More needs to be done to tackle impact on safety from climate change

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    More needs to be done to tackle the impacts of climate change on the railway, which has seen risks increase over the last year, according to a new report published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today.

  • Train companies brought to task almost 40 times by rail regulator in 2019-20

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    This year the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has identified and responded to almost 40 cases where the conduct of a train company in Great Britain was potentially harming the interests of passengers. These direct interventions have provided tangible improvements at a local level and are highlighted in the 2019-20 Annual Rail Consumer report published today (7 July).

  • ORR Annual Assessment: Network Rail making a good start to five-year plan but performance concerns remain

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    Network Rail has saved more than £385 million in the first year of the new control period 6 (CP6) as it looks to deliver £3.5 billion of efficiency savings over the next five years, however passenger and freight performance varied by region, according to figures contained in the 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today (2 July).

  • Regulator’s Annual Assessment: Network Rail Scotland makes good start to five-year plan but performance concerns remain

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    Network Rail Scotland has saved more than £46 million in the first year of the new control period 6 (CP6) as it looks to deliver £347 million efficiency savings over five years.  Meanwhile passenger train performance was below target, according to the 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail published by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) today (2 July).