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.

Date: Subject:
  • Rail regulator approves future new passenger services on the East Coast Main Line

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today announced it has approved applications from Virgin Trains East Coast and FirstGroup for new train services travelling on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between London and Edinburgh.

  • ORR lifts Prohibition Notice on West Coast Railways

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today lifted the Prohibition Notice on the West Coast Railway Company (WCRC) which we served on 17 February 2016.

  • Improvements needed to help passengers get compensation for train delays

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    Better information and stronger monitoring of standards are among recommendations called for today by the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to help rail passengers get more of the compensation they are due from delays.

  • ORR statement welcoming the Shaw Report on Network Rail

    Press releases & statements

    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today welcomed Nicola Shaw’s Report on the longer term future shape and financing of Network Rail.

  • ORR statement in response to the CMA announcement

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    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today welcomed the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) report on competition between passenger train operators.