2019 press releases and statements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2019 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

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  • Roads report praises Highways England’s performance, but calls for improvement in some areas

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have today published our Annual Assessment of Highways England’s performance, which concludes that the company is largely doing a good job managing the country’s motorways and main A-roads.

  • Mixed report for Network Rail Scotland in ORR’s annual assessment

    Press releases & statements

    In its final annual assessment of Network Rail Scotland for Control Period 5 (2014-19), published today, ORR highlights good progress in its delivery of enhancements and freight performance but continued poor passenger train service performance.

  • ORR’s annual assessment of Network Rail highlights need for continued focus on train performance and efficiency

    Press releases & statements

    Making its final annual assessment of Network Rail for Control Period 5 (2014-19), ORR’s Network Rail Monitor published today highlights a mixed picture: good performance by the company in managing its infrastructure assets and for the freight sector, but continued underperformance in the key areas of passenger train performance and efficiency.

  • GTR fined £1m after man killed on the Gatwick Express

    Press releases & statements

    Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd (GTR) has today been fined £1 million, with £52,267 costs, after being convicted of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

  • ORR urges sweeping reforms on accessibility and compensation

    Press releases & statements

    • Assisted travel reforms include improving the reliability of assistance for passengers, a shorter notice period for booking assistance and redress when things go wrong.
    • ORR recommends that train operators are required to tell passengers of their right to compensation during a journey and settle claims in 20 days.