2020 press releases and statements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2020 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

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  • Rail passenger journeys see dramatic fall towards the end of March

    Press releases & statements

    Rail passenger journeys in Great Britain saw a dramatic fall towards the end of the quarter ending in March of this year following the impact of the coronavirus, as people heeded government advice against all unnecessary travel.

  • ORR publishes North West & Central investigation conclusions

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its conclusions from its investigation into Network Rail’s (NR) impact on poor performance in NR’s North West and Central (NW&C) region.

  • Contractor Renown Consultants fined £450k

    Press releases & statements

    Renown Consultants Limited has today been fined £450,000 alongside £300,000 in costs after being convicted under the Health and Safety at Work Act for failing to ensure that two of its workers were sufficiently rested to work and travel safely.

  • Review of the rolling stock leasing market competition remedies

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its final report outlining its recommendation that there is insufficient justification for recommending the CMA undertake a review of remedies put in place by the Competition Commission to address issues in the rolling stock market.

  • ORR closes signalling market study due to COVID-19

    Press releases & statements

    In January 2020, the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) opened a formal study into the UK signalling market in order to explore whether there were any competition issues affecting these important supply chains, and to determine if any action was needed as a result.