2016 press releases and statements

All press releases and statements from January to December 2016 are shown below. Other press releases and statements are available under their relevant year.

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  • ORR’s annual assessment of Network Rail in Scotland: Good on safety but network performance needs to improve

    Press releases & statements

    Network Rail had a good year on safety in 2015-16. There has been good progress improving infrastructure reliability, but this has not yet translated into better performance for passengers, and there are cost and delivery issues on some enhancement projects which need to be addressed‎.

  • Train operator fined for safety failings

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    Train operator West Coast Railway Company Limited (WCRC) has been fined £200,000 and ordered to pay costs of £64,000. This follows a prosecution brought by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for breaches of health and safety laws which led to a train passing a signal at danger near Wootton Bassett on 7 March 2015.

  • ORR starts quinquennial review of RSSB

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has this week been invited to begin a review of the RSSB, an exercise that takes place every five years.

  • Regulator reports on rail companies’ work for passengers

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today reported for the first time on how the rail industry is meeting its obligations to provide accurate and timely information, help disabled passengers, manage complaints and comply with consumer law.

  • A safer, more efficient and better performing railway

    Press releases & statements

    Rail passengers and freight customers need a safe, reliable and efficient railway. Our role is to support the rail industry to deliver this and to ensure that every pound of the public’s money is well spent.