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Our latest news, press releases and statements and blog posts.

This page displays our latest news, press releases and statements and blog posts according to the date in which they were published.

  • ORR welcomes the European Commission's opening of an in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of Siemens and Alstom

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) welcomes the European Commission’s decision to open an in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of Siemens and Alstom. ORR, the economic regulator for railway markets in Great Britain, considers that the merger would have a significant detrimental impact on competition in important British rail markets. ORR will continue to engage closely with the European Commission, who are reviewing the merger, to ensure that Britain’s public interest is taken into account.

  • Progress for passengers but further improvement is needed

    ORR’s blog

    By Stephanie Tobyn, Deputy Director for Consumers.

  • ORR identifies issues causing Network Rail's poor performance for South Western Railway passengers

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its conclusions on Network Rail’s contribution to the poor performance suffered by passengers on South Western Railway (SWR). ORR calls on Network Rail to improve its planning, procedures and technology.

  • ORR calls for Network Rail to do more to prepare ahead of its £34bn five year plan

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today set out its annual assessment of Network Rail’s performance in England and Wales, which shows that Network Rail’s routes have more to do to prepare for its £34bn five year plan for Britain’s railway (Control Period 6), which starts on 1 April 2019.

  • Regulator calls for Network Rail to do more to prepare ahead of its five year plan

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its annual assessment into Network Rail’s performance in Scotland, which shows that more needs to be done to prepare for its five year plan (Control Period 6), which starts on 1 April 2019.