2016 press releases and statements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2016 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

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  • Heritage train operator prohibited from running rail services

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today issued a Prohibition Notice to West Coast Railway Company Ltd (WCRC) preventing it running its heritage rail services on the mainline railway.  The Notice relates to concerns about WCRC’s management of safety, following a number of incidents over the past year.

  • Babcock Rail fined £400,000 after track worker injured in Flintshire

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    Engineering company, Babcock Rail Limited, has today been fined £400,000 for breaching of health and safety laws which led to a rail worker suffering injuries while renewing rail track in Flintshire, north-east Wales, two years ago. This follows a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

  • ORR statement in response to National Rail Passenger Survey

    Press releases & statements

    Transport Focus today published the latest National Rail Passenger Survey, which shows an increase in overall rail passenger satisfaction to 83 per cent (up from 81 per cent last year) across the country.

  • Carillion Construction fined £200,000 for Lincolnshire railway death

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    Carillion Construction Ltd has today been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £36,570.39 following a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for breaching health and safety laws which led to the death of a railway worker.