Press releases and statements

Our latest press releases and statements and media contact information.

Our press releases and statements are listed according to the year in which they were published.

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  • ORR enforcement action prompts Network Rail Performance Action Plan

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today approved the action Network Rail must take to improve train performance for passengers and freight users both immediately and in the longer term.

  • ORR introduces new approach to holding Network Rail to account

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is introducing a new regulatory policy for holding Network Rail to account, improving benefit to passengers and other railway users.

  • Rail industry comes together to support Samaritans

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    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

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    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

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    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).