2018 press releases and statements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2018 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

Date: Subject:
  • Network Rail fined £200,000 following level crossing accident

    Press releases & statements

    Network Rail was today fined £200,000 with £86,000 costs after being convicted of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act.

  • Waterloo Station is busiest in Britain for 15th year

    Press releases & statements

    Waterloo is the busiest station in Britain for the 15th consecutive year, despite the total number of passenger entries and exits falling by five million to 94.4 million.

  • ORR lays out timetable recommendations to improve service for passengers

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR), chaired by Stephen Glaister, has today published its recommendations for preventing a repeat of the May 2018 rail timetable failure, alongside a draft Final Order requiring that Network Rail improves its timetabling process.

  • London Underground and Balfour Beatty fined total of £433,000 after worker suffered life-changing injuries

    Press releases & statements

    London Underground Limited and Balfour Beatty Rail Limited were today fined £100,000 & £333,000 respectively, after pleading guilty to breaking health and safety laws which led to a worker suffering life-changing injuries, in a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

  • ORR takes formal action against Network Rail to deliver improved performance

    Press releases & statements

    Passengers rely on both Network Rail and train operators to deliver performance but the role of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is to examine Network Rail’s contribution. As such, ORR has today taken action against Network Rail to require improvements in its capability to deliver better performance.