2014 press releases and statements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2014 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

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  • Rail industry signs up to plan to improve passenger information during disruption

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    The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) today welcomes the commitment of the rail industry to improve passenger information during disruption and sets out what it expects to see in a new action plan to be published in November.

  • Statement on ORR approval of Virgin Trains application to provide direct trains

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    Office Of Rail Regulation's statement relating to our approval of Virgin Train's track access contract agreement to extend some rail services from London to both Shrewsbury and Blackpool, from December 2014.

  • Balfour Beatty fined £350,000 for causing rail worker electric shock

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    Balfour Beatty Rail Projects Ltd has today been fined £350,000 and ordered to pay costs of £50,000 following a prosecution by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR). The company has been found guilty of breaching health and safety law, and causing a rail worker to suffer serious burns after coming into contact with the 25000 volt overhead lines near Cricklewood in March 2011.

  • 'Manage increases in rail traffic safely', warns rail regulator

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    The Office of Rail Regulation's (ORR) annual safety report published today warns the industry of safety challenges in managing record levels of rail traffic and calls for better infrastructure management. Britain's railways remain amongst the safest in Europe, however latest data highlights an increase in track workers coming to harm and safety incidents on platforms, such as when passengers get on and off trains.

  • ORR reports on Network Rail’s performance in Scotland from 2009 to 2014

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    The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has today concluded its assessment of Network Rail's performance against funded obligations between 2009 and 2014 for Scotland, England and Wales. ORR highlights enhancements and growth in Britain's railways, as well as shortfalls in performance for passengers which require the company to return £53.1m to funders and improve the resilience of the network.