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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  • Rail industry comes together to support Samaritans

    Press releases & statements

    The rail industry has today announced the five-year Million Hour Challenge, which aims to encourage staff to donate their time, energy and skill to help the Samaritans in their work supporting people in emotional crisis.

  • ORR fines GTR £5m for breaking rules on passenger information

    Press releases & statements

    Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) faces a £5m fine after the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) found that it failed to provide appropriate, accurate and timely information to passengers following the introduction of a new timetable last May.

  • ORR recommends moves to open markets for ticket machines and gates

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its recommendations following its market study into the supply of automatic ticket gates (ATGs) and ticket vending machines (TVMs).

  • DB Cargo fined £2.7 million after children seriously injured at rail depot

    Press releases & statements

    DB Cargo (UK) Ltd has today been fined £2.7 million, with £188,873.89 costs, after being convicted of one offence under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

  • French and British rail regulatory bodies publish opinions on the 2020 Network Statement of Eurotunnel

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and Autorité de Régulation des Activités Ferroviaires et Routières (Arafer) are the responsible bodies for the regulation of the Channel Fixed Link. Both organisations have published today their opinions on Eurotunnel's 2020 Network Statement.